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A lab technician holds a bacteria culture that shows a positive infection of enterohemorrhagic E. coli, also known as the EHEC bacteria, from a patient at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf on June 2, 2011 in Hamburg, Germany. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
A lab technician holds a bacteria culture that shows a positive infection of enterohemorrhagic E. coli, also known as the EHEC bacteria, from a patient at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf on June 2, 2011 in Hamburg, Germany. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Ontario man being tested in E. coli crisis Add to ...

An Ontario man has Canada's first suspected case of E. coli linked to the outbreak in Europe.

The man - who is from Peel Region west of Toronto - travelled to Germany this spring where he consumed local salad products, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care said.

Initial testing has confirmed the presence of toxin compatible with the current E. coli outbreak in Europe, according to Ontario's chief medical officer of health, Arlene King. But it will take a few more days for further lab tests to confirm the case.

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The ministry says the man has been released from hospital and is undergoing further evaluation.

Dr. King added that the ministry is closely monitoring the situation in Europe. All local health units have been advised to immediately report to the ministry any cases of E. coli with a travel history to Germany.

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