Three more E.coli cases in Nova Scotia

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The province continues to investigate the spread of E.coli 0157 cases in Nova Scotia.

Three additional cases have been confirmed. Two cases in Capital Health and one case in Cumberland District Health Authority.

This brings the total for the outbreak to 10 confirmed cases for Nova Scotia .

Five cases have now been reported in Capital District Health, one each in Pictou, Cumberland, and Colchester East Hants health authorities, and two in Guysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authority.

All patients have been seen by health care professionals and are either recovering or recovered.

"Nova Scotians should not be alarmed. We know that the incubation period of E.coli 0157 is one to 10 days, so it is not uncommon to see additional cases arise, as more people who may exhibit symptoms get tested," said Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Public Health Officer. "We are working with other departments and agencies to determine the source as we continue our investigation."

The case in the Pictou County Health Authority was a Stellarton resident who experienced kidney failure as a result of the illness.

Organizations: Capital District Health, Pictou County Health Authority

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia.Three, Capital Health Pictou Nova Scotians Stellarton

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