Montreal health department investigates multiple reports of illness following McGill conference


Montreal’s public health department has launched an investigation after dozens of people fell ill during and after a computer science conference held at McGill University last week. McGill Assistant Professor and conference co-organizer David Meger told La Presse that some conference participants went to the emergency room due to the illness. Since the cause of the sickness is unknown, Meger asked conference participants to take precautions in case the virus is transmissible. Montréal’s food inspection agency is also reportedly looking into the issue; food service managers for the conference were notified, but that they were “certain” the problem did not originate with the food.

Montreal Gazette | La Presse