Map of Simcoe Muskoka


Contamination and Availability of Food and Water

Key Messages
Food and Waterborne Disease
Technical Notes

Key Messages

  • Increases in temperature driven by climate change are associated with an increased impact of food and waterborne illness.

Food and waterborne disease

  • The incidence of foodborne and waterborne diseases varies seasonally with higher rates of disease in the warmer summer months.


Technical Notes

The graph above reflects monthly cases of select food- and waterborne diseases affected by climate change. These diseases include Amebiasis, Botulism, Campylobacteriosis, Cryptospordiosis, Cyclosporiasis, Giardiasis, Hepatitis A infection, Listeriosis, Paratyphoid fever, Salmonellosis, Shigellosis, Typhoid fever, VTEC infection, and Yersiniosis.

Further Reading

For more about the health impacts of the contamination and availability of safe water, see:

Page Last Modified: August 18, 2020.