Listeriosis update August 26, 2008

Archived Release

Listeriosis update August 26, 2008

Ministry of Health

TORONTO, Aug. 26 /CNW/ -
NEWS
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care's listeriosis update, as of Tuesday, August 26, 2008.
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No. Total cases
as of No. cases
Aug. 26, 2008 No. confirmed cases under investigation
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38 22 16
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No. deaths where
listeriosis was an
No. deaths among underlying or No. deaths where
confirmed cases contributing cause cause is undetermined
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12 6 6
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QUICK FACTS
- Listeriosis is a reportable disease under Ontario Regulation 569 of
the Health Protection and Promotion Act;
- The incubation period for Listeriosis is from three to seventy days
with an average incubation period of three weeks.
LEARN MORE
For an up-to-date list on this recall and other CFIA consumer food recalls (www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/recaltoce.shtml) online
Find out more about Listeriosis (http://www.health.gov.on.ca/english/public/pub/disease/listeria.html) online
Contact your local public health unit (http://www.health.gov.on.ca/english/public/contact/phu/phuloc_mn.html).
For public inquires call ServiceOntario, INFOline at 1-866-532-3161
(Toll-free in Ontario only)
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For further information: Media Contacts: Mark Nesbitt, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, (416) 314-6197