Salmonellosis outbreak linked to melon claims sixth victim in country

The salmonellosis outbreak caused by contaminated Malichita and Rudy brand melons has claimed a sixth victim in the country, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) announced on Friday.

In its latest update on this outbreak, thePHAC reported that 153 confirmed cases of salmonellosis have now been recorded, 24 more than as of December 7th. At that time, five deaths had been reported.

Quebec is the province with the most cases at 103. The others are in Ontario (20), British Columbia (17), Nova Scotia (4), Alberta (3), Prince Edward Island (2) and New Brunswick (2). ) and Newfoundland and Labrador (2).

A total of 53 people required hospitalization due to this outbreak. Infected people experienced symptoms between mid-October and the end of November.

Most sufferers are children aged 5 or younger or adults aged 65 or older. Many people say they live in a long-term care facility, a private senior living facility, or attend a daycare centerhe explainedPHAC in its update published on Friday.

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