Foodborne illness hits children hard

Foodborne illness hits children hard

THE first-ever estimates of the global burden of foodborne diseases show that almost 10% of people fall ill every year from eating contaminated food.

Almost one-third (30%) of all deaths from foodborne diseases happen in children under five years of age, despite the fact that they make up only 9% of the global population.

These are among the findings of the World Health Organization's (WHO) "Estimates of the Global Burden of

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