Figure 8.1: Campylobacter, salmonella, giardia, amebiasis, verotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC), cryptosporidium, and shigella infections
Number of reported infections, Middlesex-London, 2000 to 2010
Source:Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS) database, extracted July 22, 2011
- Between 2000 and 2010, the combined number of campylobacter and salmonella infections reported was more than double the number of all other food- and water-borne enteric diseases combined.
- In general, the number of reported campylobacter, salmonella and cryptosporidium infections remained fairly consistent over the 11-year time period of interest. The increased number of salmonella cases reported in 2007 was associated with a large outbreak in the community.
- The number of verotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC) infections reported has dropped slightly since the early 2000s.
- The number of giardia, amebiasis and shigella infections reported generally decreased between 2000 and 2010. Some of this decrease may be due to a change made by the province in 2008 in the way cases were reported.