World Food Forum
22
SEP
2015

Foodborne and waterborne diarrhoeal diseases kill an estimated 2 million people annually, including many children

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Unsafe food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances causes more than 200 diseases, ranging from diarrhoea to cancers. Foodborne and waterborne diarrhoeal diseases kill an estimated 2 million people annually, including many children.
Food safety, nutrition and food security are inextricably linked: unsafe food creates a vicious cycle of disease and malnutrition, particularly affecting infants, young children, elderly and the sick. Foodborne diseases impede socioeconomic development by straining health care systems, and harming national economies, tourism and trade.
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