A viral infection in the guts can lead to symptoms of food poisoning, and a new strain of the gastroenteritis virus has led to a new case of food-borne illness.article Health officials say the new case in Nova Scotia is the first of its kind in the province.
The man was treated and released, and there are no other confirmed cases in the state.
In a release Wednesday, the Nova Scotia Health Authority said a person with the strain was treated at the Halifax hospital on May 17 and released on his own recognizance after being admitted on May 18.
The new case comes at a time when the province is grappling with the growing numbers of gastroenterics, such as this one, and the rise in cases.
The new coronavirus strain was first identified in December.
Health officials are working to contain the spread of the new strain, which can lead people to develop symptoms of gastroentesial infections, such for vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain.
Health Canada says it is monitoring people in Nova Scotias community to make sure they are getting the best protection.
The Nova Scotia Public Health Department says anyone who thinks they have the new coronovirus infection should call 902-942-3771.
They can also visit its website for more information.