Listeriosis update August 26, 2008



    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:

For further information: Media Contacts: Mark Nesbitt, Ministry of
Health and Long-Term Care, (416) 314-6197

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