Since 2008, the BCCDC, the BC regional Health Authorities and the BC Ministry of Agriculture have collaborated to investigate an ongoing increase in the number of human infections caused by Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) in BC. This increase is thought to be associated with poultry products including eggs.
A number of actions have been taken by BC public health and animal health professionals to address this issue.
- Taylor M, Cox W, Otterstatter M, de With N, Galanis E. Evaluation of Agricultural Interventions on Human and Poultry-Related Salmonella Enteritidis in British Columbia. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. 2018, 15(1):39-43
Taylor M, Leslie M, Ritson M, Stone J, Cox W, Hoang L, Galanis E, Outbreak Investigation Team. Investigation of the Concurrent Emergence of Salmonella Enteritidis in Humans and Poultry in British Columbia, Canada, 2008–2010. Zoonoses and Public Health 2012;59(8):584-592
National Strategy for the Control of Poultry-Related Human Salmonella Enteritidis Illness in Canada
Canadian Salmonella Enteritidis Control Symposium
BCCDC Grand Rounds - Feb 2011
BC Integrated Salmonella Surveillance 2010 Annual Report
Last Updated: July 13, 2011