96 lab-confirmed cases linked to E. coli at Calgary daycares, 22 kids in hospital: AHS – CBC

Patients linked to the outbreak have developed a disease which affects the kidneys

Sep 06, 2023

There are now 96 lab-confirmed cases linked to the current E. coli outbreak in Calgary daycare centres, Alberta Health Services said Wednesday.

Dr. Francesco Rizzuti, medical officer of health with AHS Calgary zone said that of the 96 cases there have been 22 hospitalizations thus far.

Sixteen of those patients are currently at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, while six are at the Peter Lougheed Centre. AHS confirmed that all of those hospitalized are children.

The first patients were admitted over the Labour Day weekend, reporting symptoms such as bloody diarrhea.

Rizzuti noted that a number of the patients who have been hospitalized are struggling with “serious illness.”

Hospital care for those infected with E. coli can include treatment for dehydration, or, on a more severe scale, continued monitoring for hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a disease which affects the kidneys.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/ahs-ecoli-daycare-centres-1.6958635

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