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Salmonella Outbreak Canada – Six Province Affected & Two Died

Salmonella Outbreak Canada - Six Province Affected & Two Died

Salmonella outbreak in Canada has affected 63 people in six Canada provinces and 23 people in British Columbia. Sadly, two people died but the cause of death is ambiguous. Agency is not sure whether it’s due to salmonella or not. Let’s talk about the salmonella outbreak Canada –

People affected with the bacteria lies between age of 1 and 87 year. However, in most of the cases infected person is female. It means females are more prone to the bacteria.

Salmonella causes intestinal illness with the symptoms such as chill, vomit, fever, nausea, diarrhea and abdominal cramps.

Public Health agency Canada, Health Canada and Canada Food Inspection Agency are investigating the source of bacterial infection, food products causing infection and so on.

The infection can spread by eating uncooked food, contaminated food or raw food such as egg, fish and meat etc.

It’s third time that Canada Food Inspection Agency has recalled chicken nuggets to investigate the salmonella contamination.

Moreover, people usually recover within 1-7 days but in cases they end up landing in hospital. Even without showing symptoms infection can spread through one person to another.

Hygiene Tips:

Follwing are precautions to avoid the infection-

  1. First of all, if you have infection then don’t cook food for others
  2. Try to avoid cross contamination by washing & sterilizing the utensils, chopping board and your hands.
  3. Don’t eat uncooked or raw food such as meat, egg products, fish, poultry and shell fish etc.
  4. Don’t use same utensils, knives and chopping board over & over again without washing properly.
  5. Ditch the sponge and use new dishcloth daily.
  6. Use paper towel for your kitchen shelf.
  7. Don’t microwave the food as it will lead to uneven heated food.
  8. Wash your hands before preparing food each time.
  9. Cook the frozen food after it reaches room temperature.
  10. Take care of your hygiene

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Salmonella Outbreak Canada – Cases In 5 Province:

Salmonella cases at different provinces are as follows-                                                                 

  • Manitoba              :-    10
  • Alberta                  :-    10
  • Ontario                 :-     10
  • Saskatchewan    :-      8
  • Quebec                 :-      2

Additionally, cases of BC were already mentioned above.

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Carleton ends student placements with police over failures to address racism

OTTAWA — Carleton University’s criminology school says it will no longer place students to work with police forces and prisons as a show of solidarity with the movement to address systemic racism in Canada’s criminal justice institutions.

Carleton’s Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice said in a statement Tuesday that the move will affect about 22 student placement positions in the 2020-2021 school year.

Since its creation 21 years ago, the institute says thousands of students have gained experience in the field through placements with the RCMP, Correctional Services Canada, the Ottawa Police Service and the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre.

Faculty say the decision to end these opportunities comes in response to calls for organizations to cut ties with law enforcement agencies facing mounting public scrutiny over racist practices.

They say these institutions have demonstrated their “imperviousness to reform,” pointing to the recent string of police killings of Black, Indigenous or otherwise racialized people and those suffering from mental health challenges.

The institute says it hopes to expand student placement opportunities at research initiatives and community-based organizations working on a range of issues related to policing, criminal justice and social welfare.

Carleton is one of many schools with criminology programs that are re-examining their relationships with law enforcement as the push to reform or defund police forces gains traction across Canada.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 12, 2020.

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Innu Nation files human rights complaint over Ottawa’s child protection funding

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — The Innu Nation has filed a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission alleging the federal government spends more money removing children from their homes as opposed to keeping families together.

Innu Nation Grand Chief Gregory Rich said in a statement Tuesday Canada’s child welfare system has devastated Innu families.

The complaint, which was filed in June, says the federal government gives Newfoundland and Labrador more money for the foster care system compared with the funds it provides to help families.

A 2016 Canadian Human Rights Tribunal decision found the federal government’s unequal funding for child welfare services discriminated against children who live on reserves.

Rich says funding remains inadequate and Innu children are suffering.

He says one Innu child out of every 10 has been taken out of their home as a result of the current funding system.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 12, 2020.

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Mother calls for strict sentence in son’s 2016 death in Halifax jail cell

HALIFAX — The mother of a man who died in a Halifax police jail cell in June 2016 has asked a judge to impose the “strictest penalty possible” on two special police constables found guilty of criminal negligence in his death.

In her victim impact statement read during a sentencing hearing today, Jeannette Rogers said she is seeking a strict penalty because living every day without her son is like a “life sentence without the possibility of parole.”

A medical examiner determined Corey Rogers, who was intoxicated, died of suffocation while lying in the cell with the spit hood covering his mouth as he appeared to be vomiting.

Crown attorney Chris Vanderhooft asked Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice Kevin Coady for two-year prison sentences for Daniel Fraser and Cheryl Gardner, who were found guilty by a jury last November of criminal negligence causing death.

Vanderhooft says both failed in their duty of care by not seeking medical attention for Rogers and the sentence should reflect the principles of “denunciation and deterrence.”

The defence is expected to make its sentencing submission to the judge later today.

During the trial the jury was shown video of Rogers, 41, heaving in a cell while wearing the spit hood. The mask prevents prisoners from spitting on guards, but also comes with instructions warning against leaving it on a highly intoxicated person who may vomit.

Hours before his death, Rogers was arrested outside a Halifax children’s hospital where his wife had given birth to their child the day before.

Evidence was presented during the trial that he was extremely impaired after rapidly drinking half a bottle of whisky and that police saw him consume the liquor.

The police officers who arrested Rogers testified they placed the hood on his face after he was spitting in the police car as he was driven to the station.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published August 12, 2020.

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