Communicable 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)