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Worst year in NSW for salmonella, E. coli as global temperatures increase

NSW recorded its worst figures in at least five years for diseases caused by food poisoning and mosquito bites, as doctors warn climate change is looming as a public health emergency.

Statistics released last week show 2016 was the worst year on record for diseases including legionnaires' disease, salmonellosis, listeriosis, E. coli and dengue fever, which flourish in warmer conditions.

Bakery linked to salmonella outbreak
NSW Food Authority is investigating a bakery in Sydney's south after about 40 people have been treated at hospital for suspected salmonella poisoning. (Vision: Today Show, Channel Nine and Audio: 2UE)

To read/see more:  The Age National 12/1/17