E.coli Outbreak in Newfoundland and Labrador

There have been 22 confirmed cases of E.coli in the province this week according to the Department of Health and Community Services.

Public Health officials within the department, as well as the regional health authorities are working with Service NL to investigate.

E.coli is spread primarily through the ingestion of contaminated food or water. Person-to-person transmission can also occur. Careful food preparation techniques and hand washing are important in the prevention of E.coli.

Anyone with severe diarrhea, bloody diarrhea and abdominal pain should seek medical attention.