The number of gastrointestinal illnesses linked to oysters has grown in British Columbia by 22 cases in the past two weeks, according to Canadian health officials. As of March 6, a total of 289 clinical cases of gastrointestinal illness linked to oysters have been reported in three provinces: British Columbia (201), Alberta (40), and Ontario (48). No deaths have been reported.
Individuals became sick between December 2016 and February 2017. All individuals who became ill reported having eaten oysters.