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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).

  • There has been a decreasing trend in campylobacteriosis, giardiasis, hepatitis A and yersiniosis in Peel and Ontario.

  • In Peel, the incidence of diseases spread by food and water was generally higher in the younger age groups.

  • The increase in salmonellosis cases in Ontario and in Peel during 1998 was due to the second largest salmonellosis outbreak in Canadian history; an outbreak caused by a particularly virulent strain of Salmonella enteritidis that contaminated cheese used in the production of a pre-packaged lunch product marketed for school-age children.

  • The increase in the incidence of shigellosis in 2002 was due to an outbreak associated with the consumption of a contaminated processed pasta salad that involved several public health units in Ontario. The outbreak remains the largest one reported for shigellosis in Canada.
  Chapter Four - Diseases Spread by Food and Water (PDF file 72 KB, 10 pages)

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