Salmonella outbreak in four provinces.




The Public Health Agency of Canada says a salmonella outbreak in four provinces(BC, Alberta, Ontario and New Brunswick) has left seven people ill.

The agency says that the salmonella infections have been linked to frozen raw breaded chicken products and it is investigating along with provincial public health officials, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and Health Canada.

Salmonella is commonly found in raw chicken and frozen raw breaded chicken products, but the agency says the risk is low and illnesses can be avoided through proper food handling, preparation and cooking practices.

The symptoms of salmonella infection include fever, chills, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, headache, nausea and vomiting, which usually last for four to seven days.