Enteric Diseases and Food-Borne Diseases
Enteric diseases are caused by micro-organisms such as viruses, bacteria and parasites that cause intestinal illness. These diseases most frequently result from consuming contaminated food or water and some can spread from person to person. It is estimated that only a small proportion of enteric and food-borne illnesses are actually reported to public health. We provide public health workers with expertise, support and resources for the prevention and control of enteric diseases.
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.