One dead, some ill as E. coli warning issued
VANCOUVER - One person is dead and three others became ill from an E. coli outbreak connected to cheese sold by a farm in Salmon Arm, B.C.
The B-C Centre for Disease Control says other cases that may be connected to the illness are also being investigated, and anyone who bought products from Gortâ€™s Gouda Cheese Farm should get rid of them immediately.
Dr. Rob Parker of the Interior Health Authority says the person who died in August was infected with E. coli, but he's trying to determine the exact cause of death.
The illnesses began in July, and most of the people infected started showing symptoms in late August and early September.
The centre says the farm has agreed to stop selling cheese to the public and shipping it to the rest of the province.
E. coli is a bacterium that can cause severe stomach cramps, diarrhea and death in severe cases. (CKFR)