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Arrow BulletCommunicable Disease Report 2003 - Chapter Three

Diseases Spread by Food and Water

  • The incidence of diseases spread by food and water was generally higher in Peel than Ontario with the exceptions of hepatitis A and verotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC).
  • In Peel, the incidence of diseases spread by food and water was generally higher in the younger age groups.
  • The increase in the incidence of shigellosis in 2002 was due to an outbreak associated with a prepared food product, involving several public health units in Ontario.


 
Chapter Three - Diseases Spread by Food and Water (PDF file 178 KB, 9 pages)
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