Salmonella outbreak in 6 provinces leaves dozens sick
Health officials are investigating an outbreak of salmonella in six provinces that has sickened 63 people, including 18 who have been hospitalized.
The Public Health Agency of Canada says there are laboratory-confirmed cases in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.
The agency says the source of the bacterial infection has not been identified.
It says the outbreak appears to be ongoing, as illnesses continue to be reported.
Two deaths have been reported, but the agency says it has not been determined whether salmonella was a contributing cause.
The agency says the people who became ill range in age from one to 87.
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