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Foodborne Active Diseases Surveillance Network (FoodNet) 2010 surveillance report
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    Acknowledgements -- Citation -- Background -- Methods -- Analysis -- Results -- Publications and abstracts in 2010 -- FoodNet Working Group, 2010 -- Tables and figures.

    The Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) tracks important illnesses transmitted commonly by food, generating information that provides a foundation for food safety policy and prevention efforts. FoodNet provides information that contributes to food safety efforts by estimating numbers of foodborne illnesses, monitoring trends in incidence of specific illnesses over time, attributing illnesses to specific sources and settings, and disseminating information. A collaborative program of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 10 state health departments, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS), and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), FoodNet conducts population-based active surveillance for laboratory-confirmed infections caused by 7 bacterial pathogens (Campylobacter, Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella, Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli [STEC], Shigella, Vibrio, and Yersinia) and 2 parasitic pathogens (Cyclospora and Cryptosporidium). This report describes final FoodNet active surveillance data for Campylobacter, Cryptosporidium, Cyclospora, Listeria, Salmonella, Shigella, Shiga toxin- producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157, STEC non-O157, Vibrio, Yersinia for 2010, HUS for 2009, and trends in incidence of these infections since 1996.

    When established in 1996, FoodNet included the states of Minnesota and Oregon and selected counties in California, Connecticut, and Georgia. From 1997 to 2004, the FoodNet surveillance area expanded several times to ultimately include the entire states of Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oregon, and Tennessee, and selected counties in California, Colorado and New York. The FoodNet surveillance area in 2010 included 47.1 million persons, which was 15.2% of the United States population. The sex, race, and ethnic distribution of the 2010 FoodNet surveillance population was similar to that of the United States population except that the Hispanic population was under-represented.

    Suggested citation: CDC. Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet): FoodNet Surveillance Report for 2010 (Final Report). Atlanta, Georgia: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, CDC. 2011.

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