The first case of staph infection in Canada has been reported
B.C. is seeing a spike in cases of the parasitic disease, a sharp increase over last year.
The first case has been identified in a patient who developed a severe infection in her arm in December.
The man was discharged from hospital and had no symptoms.
The patient is expected to recover.
The outbreak is affecting more than 100,000 people in B.U. and surrounding areas.
In Ontario, there have been 14 confirmed cases, according to Health Canada.
There have been more than a dozen deaths, with four others under investigation.