HAMILTON, ON - Public Health is responding to an E. coli outbreak at Valens Lake Conservation Area. There have been seven confirmed cases of E. coli related to Valens Lake Conservation area, with one of the cases being a Hamilton resident. The confirmed cases are predominantly in individuals under the age of 12.
E. coli is transmitted to a person most commonly through consumption of contaminated food or water. If consumed, E. coli bacteria can cause serious illness. Common symptoms can include: