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Lessons from the massive daycare E.Coli outbreak in Calgary

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The Decibel Staff, Raman-Wilms, Menaka, & McGinn, Dave
Publication Date: 
15 Sep 2023


Hundreds of people are sick and dozens are in the hospital in Calgary, after one of Canada’s worst outbreaks of E.Coli in kids ever. Some cases have left children hospitalized, leaving parents scared, frustrated and angry.

Dave McGinn has been following the outbreak for The Globe. Today, he’ll tell us what warning signs might have been missed from the kitchen suspected to be at the centre of the outbreak, and how this fits into concerns around childcare in Canada more broadly.