Oct 9, 2012 / 5:00 pm
Health officials in British Columbia have linked the illness of a Vancouver Island resident to beef products from the XL Foods plant in Brooks, Alberta.
The BC Centre for Disease Control received lab results Monday confirming the man's E. coli sickness was caused by the same strain that has made at least 10 others sick across the country.
Officials say the person who tested positive has recovered, and they are continuing to investigate the bacteria's source.
It is the first case in the province that has been linked to the massive beef recall that began in early September.
People have also fallen ill in Alberta, Quebec and Newfoundland.
Officials say the B.C. centre receives reports of between 110 and 180 cases of E. coli each year, and there has been no increases in the number of cases carrying the XL Foods strain.
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