Canada salmonella outbreak leaves 34 people affected following live poultry contact from a hatchery
Canada salmonella outbreak 2015 seems to be serious and has affected dozens of people till now. Reports suggest that officials are trying to understand as to how as many as three dozen people actually suffered from salmonella infections after contact with live baby poultry.
Reports suggest that the problem began some two months ago and at least three Canadian provinces were affected by the latest Salmonella outbreak.
Health officials claim that they are trying to find out reasons behind 17 cases of people becoming sick between April 5 and May 12 in the province of Alberta, 13 in British Columbia and four in Saskatchewan. Reports suggest that all the 35 people had come into contact with live baby poultry, and in most cases from a particular Alberta hatchery.
Salmonella is a bacteria that makes people sick. It was discovered by an American scientist named Dr. Salmon, and has been known to cause illness for over 125 years. A CDC report says, â€œMost people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps between 12 and 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most individuals recover without treatment. In some cases, diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. In these patients, the Salmonella infection may spread from the intestines to the blood stream, and then to other body sites. In these cases, Salmonella can cause death unless the person is treated promptly with antibiotics. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illnessâ€.