20 Salmonella infections reported in Ottawa, Canada

Health officials have reported 20 confirmed cases of salmonella, 16 children and 4 adults. All the cases were reported from 3 schools and a day care in the area. Although the investigation to find the cause is continuing, there is suspicion that a catering franchise (The Lunch Lady) might be the source of these infections.

Travellers who might have come in contact with any of these cases should practice careful personal hygiene and seek medical attentions if gastrointestinal illness develops.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Salmonellosis.

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