|SK Investigates E. coli Cases|
|Written by Sharon Vanhouwe|
|Tuesday, 02 October 2012 11:16|
The Saskatchewan Ministry of Health is investigating 13 reported cases of E.coli infection in Saskatchewan in September.
Normally, the province deals with between zero and 4 cases.
Public health authorities are investigating these cases and conducting tests to determine whether they are linked to the recall of Alberta beef products by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
Symptoms of E.coli infection include severe abdominal pain, watery or bloody diarrhoea, vomiting, nausea, and headaches but little or no fever.
Symptoms usually appear within three to four days but can occur up to ten days later and last five to ten days.
People with prolonged symptoms should visit their doctor or an emergency department.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 October 2012 12:49|