Surveillance of E. coli (Escherichia coli) infection
Learn about how E. coli infection is monitored.
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- How does Canada monitor E. coli infection?
- How many cases of E. coli infection are there in Canada?
- How many cases of E. coli infection are there around the world?
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How does Canada monitor E. coli infection?
Verotoxigenic (VTEC) E. coli, a type of E. coli that causes human illness, is nationally notifiable in all provinces and territories.
Cases are reported to:
- provincial or territorial departments of health
- the federal government, if they meet the national case definition
Canada uses different surveillance systems to monitor cases of food-borne illness. These include:
- FoodNet Canada
- the National Enteric Surveillance Program (NESP)
- the Canadian Notifiable Disease Surveillance System
How many cases of E. coli infection are there in Canada?
In recent years, approximately 474 cases of VTEC O157 infection have been reported annually in Canada.
Access the national surveillance data for Canada.
How many cases of E. coli infection are there around the world?
The World Health Organization provides estimations of the global burden of food-borne diseases.
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