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Foodborne illness surveillance systems
  • Published Date:
    February 2011
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    Foodborne Disease Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) -- National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System—enteric bacteria (NARMS) -- National Electronic Norovirus Outbreak Network (CaliciNet) -- National Molecular Subtyping Network for Foodborne Disease Surveillance (PulseNet) -- National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) -- National Outbreak Reporting System (NORS) -- Contributing factor surveillance (Environmental Health Specialists Network, or EHS-Net) -- Public health laboratory information system (PHLIS).

    Many surveillance systems are used in the United States to provide information about the occurrence of foodborne disease. Most of CDC’s surveillance systems rely on data from state and local health agencies. Some focus on specific pathogens likely to be transmitted through food and have been used extensively for decades. More recently, new surveillance methods have emerged which improve the quality, quantity, and timeliness of data (e.g., sentinel surveillance systems and national laboratory networks).

    Each surveillance system plays a role in detecting and preventing foodborne disease and outbreaks. CDC provides leadership for the following surveillance systems:

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