Two dead after salmonella outbreak at Winnipeg personal care home

Two dead after salmonella outbreak at Winnipeg personal care home

Two dead after salmonella outbreak at Winnipeg personal care home

Individuals affected by this outbreak are between the ages of one and 87-years-old, became sick between November 2018 and March 2019, and are mostly female (57 per cent).

The agency said the source of the bacterial infection has not been identified.

As it investigates, the agency is offering Canadians safety tips to avoid infection, including washing your hands before and after preparing food and not eating raw or undercooked meat, poultry, fish, shellfish or egg products. Two deaths have been reported in relation to the outbreak, but test results have yet to determine whether Salmonella was a contributing factor.

Infants, children, seniors and people with weakened immune systems are at the highest risk for salmonella infections, but anyone can contract it. People who are infected with Salmonella virus may not become sick or exhibit symptoms, but may be contagious for several days to several weeks after exposure. Symptoms may include chills, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, fever, nausea, and vomiting.

Use a separate plate, cutting board and utensils when handling raw meat or poultry products to prevent the spread of harmful bacteria like salmonella.

There have been 23 cases identified in B.C., with Alberta and Manitoba next-worst affected with 10 cases each.

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Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Quebec have been affected.

Joyce Kristjansson, executive director of Golden West Centennial Lodge, says the home was notified that three residents had tested positive for salmonella last month. The third person recovered.

Special measures that were put in place at the home while the outbreak was investigated were lifted on Tuesday. The investigation included a kitchen inspection, but no signs of contamination were found.

Numerous products - including tea and chicken nuggets - have been recalled over salmonella fears so far this year, but officials said there are no recall warnings associated with the current outbreak.

If people cook their food properly and practice good hygiene, they can usually avoid serious issues with salmonella, Holley said. "They exist to multiply and grow, and they just love to grow at body temperature".

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