My life changed forever in June 1996, when my two little sisters were stricken with E. coli O157:H7 infections after eating “triple-washed, ready-to-eat” mesclun lettuce. At first, they suffered horrendous cramps, vomiting and diarrhea. While Chelsea soon recovered, Haylee — who was just three years old at the time — fell critically ill with hemolytic…

Not a single E. coli O157:H7 outbreak can be considered a good one, but when everyone recovers it is about as good as it gets. And that’s how Canada’s January E. coli outbreak –sourced to California lettuce– is ending. “The last patient was discharged,” John Gillis, media relations advisor for the Capital Health District Authority…

On Friday a new case of E. coli in New Brunswick brought the total number of victims in Canada’s E. coli lettuce outbreak to 30. E. coli O157:H7 Illnesses by province are now as follows: New Brunswick (7), Nova Scotia (10) and Ontario (13). According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, illness onsets began in…

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, one additional case of E. coli O157:H7 illness was confirmed in Ontario as part of the ongoing outbreak linked to lettuce. This brings the total number of cases to 29. Patients fell ill between late December and early January. Illnesses by province are as follows: New Brunswick…

Another two cases of E. coli O157:H7 have been linked to lettuce sold at fast food locations in Canada, bringing the total number of illnesses related to this food to 28. Both new cases occurred in Ontario, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Monday. The patients fell ill between late December and early January.…

Update: The lettuce recall described in this article was expanded to include product sold at Canadian Burger King and Pizza Hut locations. First it was just plain old lettuce, then it was California-grown lettuce, and now the latest from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is that was lettuce from a grower who has signed…

At least 26 E. coli O157:H7 illnesses in northeastern Canada have now been linked to California-grown lettuce served at KFC and Taco Bell outlets, health officials say. Dr. Frank Atherton, Nova Scotia’s deputy chief medical officer, on Friday said health officials believe that is the “common source across three provinces” of the outbreak that sickened…

According to the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch, federal health investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are in St. Louis to help determine the source and scope of the E. coli outbreak that has so far sickened at least 23 people across the region.

Local hospitals started reporting E. coli infections on Monday in …