Brucellosis is a disease caused by several species of the Brucella bacterium. The disease can affect livestock; however, Canadian cattle have been declared brucellosis-free since 1985. Brucellosis may be transmitted to people when they consume unpasteurized/raw dairy products or are in close contact with infected animals. Those who work with livestock are at greater risk of infection. Human infections in Ontario are rare. Symptoms of infection include fever, sweats, fatigue and headaches.
PHO Grand Rounds: Listeriosis in Ontario
This presentation provides a summary of listeriosis in Ontario from 2008 to the present. We focus on behavioral risk factors that have been identified among cases over this time period. We also highlight a recent Health Canada study which examines consumer behavior, knowledge and attitudes regarding listeriosis.