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Outbreak of Salmonella possibly linked to English cucumbers


CALGARY (660 NEWS) — Public health officials are investigating a Salmonella outbreak across Western Canada linked to long English cucumbers.

There have been 50 lab-confirmed cases of the bacteria – 42 of which were in B.C. and five in Alberta.

No deaths have been reported, but 10 people had to be hospitalized.

Currently, there are no food recalls, but the Public Health Agency of Canada says there are things you can do to protect your health – including washing your hands in soap and water.

Symptoms of Salmonella typically start within six to 72 hours and can include fever, chills, diarrhea and abdominal cramps.