A nurse informs women about cancer at the Saint Nicolas Hospital, during the comprehensive cervical cancer initiative in Saint-Marc, Haiti, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
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At least 600 million people, or 1 in 10 worldwide, fall ill from contaminated food each year and 420,000 die, many of them young children, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday.Giving its first global estimates of preventable food-borne diseases, a WHO report called on governments and industry to improve inspections and control of the food chain from the fields and farmyard to the factory and the plate.Children under age five account for 40 percent of the 600 million cases of food-borne disease worldwide a year and 125,000 of the 420,000 deaths, or 30 percent, the WHO said.Governments must invest more in training food producers, suppliers and the public, the WHO said.
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