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130 cases of E.coli confirmed in Alberta: AHS

Alberta Health Services has now confirmed 130 cases of E.coli infection in Alberta. 63 cases are in Calgary while 50 people in Edmonton have been affected.

63 cases in Calgary, 50 people infected in Edmonton area

AHS is urging people to take precautions to prevent the spread of E.coli infections in Alberta. (Manfred Rohde/Helmholtz-Zentrum fuer Infektionsforschung/Getty)

Alberta Health Services has now confirmed 130 cases of E.coli infection in Alberta.

There are 63 confirmed cases in Calgary and 50 in the Edmonton region.

AHS has not confirmed the source of the bacterial infection. However, health officials are urging the population to take precautions to reduce the risk of infection. 

Those precautions include washing hands with hot, soapy water — especially after using the bathroom — before preparing food and after touching raw meat.

AHS also suggests cooking beef to an internal temperature of at least 160 degrees Fahrenheit and washing all fruit and vegetables.