The numbers of salmonella outbreaks are growing associated with the Sarnia restaurant

The numbers of salmonella outbreaks are growing associated with the Sarnia restaurant

By NewsDesk Laugh

in a Follow up on a salmonella outbreak Sarnia-linked Lambton Public Health (LPH) has reported 33 laboratory confirmed cases linked to this outbreak.

Salmonella bacteria (red) / National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

The investigation revolves around people who ate at Barakat Restaurant in Sarnia and Barakat Food Truck in Corunna in late October.

Health officials reported that the age group for laboratory confirmed cases consisted of individuals between the ages of 9 months and 73 years. In addition, approximately 170 individuals reported disease compatible with salmonellosis after eating at these food locations.

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Nine people have been hospitalized. Roughly 90 percent of the exposures identified occurred between October 21-25, 2020.

The nutritional and environmental swabs were submitted to public health laboratories as soon as they were available from the investigation. Lab-confirmed preliminary results from food samples were negative, others are still pending. Investigation into the source of this outbreak is ongoing.

The restaurant owners continue to collaborate with Lambton Public Health and remain closed while LPH ensures there is no constant risk of disease.

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