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Twelve in Ontario, Quebec sickened in salmonella outbreak linked to Filicetti sausages

A doctor points out a growth of of salmonella in a petri dish at IEH Laboratories in Lake Forest Park, Wash., in this Monday, May 17, 2010 file photo. .
A doctor points out a growth of of salmonella in a petri dish at IEH Laboratories in Lake Forest Park, Wash., in this Monday, May 17, 2010 file photo. . THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Elaine Thompson, file

Federal officials say an outbreak of salmonella illness that sickened a dozen people in Ontario and Quebec has been linked to a brand of sausage.

The Public Health Agency of Canada says the outbreak appears to be ongoing, in spite of a recall of the affected sausages.

The agency says the source of the outbreak is Filicetti brand Italian Style mild, dry, cured sausage.

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Ten people in Ontario and two in Quebec have become sick.

The agency is requesting that Canadians not eat any of the affected food — including the Filicetti brand and others recalled earlier this month.

Infants, children and seniors are most at risk of becoming sick, along with those who have compromised immune systems.

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Symptoms include fever, chills, diarrhea, cramps, headache, nausea and vomiting.

The public health agency says the illness often clears up on its own within a week, but in some cases it can become severe and require hospitalization.

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