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Friday, May 18, 2018

Food-Borne Illness Investigation In Port Elgin

Port Elgin | by Travis Jackson  

Those who attended two events are being asked to contact the health unit

Two food-borne community outbreaks linked to the Lakeshore Recreation Centre are currently being investigated by the Grey Bruce Health Unit.

Some that attended the Billiards Banquet on Saturday, and on Sunday at the Mother's Day Brunch reported illness.

Public Media Relations Coordinator with the Grey Bruce Health Unit, Drew Ferguson, says that anyone who attended these events is being asked to contact the Grey Bruce Health Unit.

He says that the public are not at serious risk.

All outbreaks are required to be reported by the Health Unit, and you can find the report on their website:

(https://www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca/Your-Health/Infectious-Diseases/Outbreaks)

Typical symptoms of food poisoning are vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. The Health Unit asks that you stay home if you think you may be sick. They are also requesting a stool sample from those affected.

The Lakeshore Recreation Centre had voluntarily suspended their food handling operations for investigation.

Meanwhile,  Officials with Public Health says of Friday at noon the kitchen passed inspection and services have resumed.

 



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