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Guidelines for foodborne disease outbreak response. 2nd ed.
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    Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (U.S.) ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.) ; Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists.
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    1. Overview of CIFOR guidelines -- 2. fundamental concepts of public health surveillance and foodborne disease -- 3. planning and preparation -- 4. foodborne disease surveillance and outbreak detection -- 5. investigation of clusters and outbreaks -- 6. control measures -- 7. special considerations for multijurisdictional outbreaks -- 8. performance indicators for foodborne disease programs -- 9. legal preparedness for the surveillance and control of foodborne disease outbreaks -- Appendix 1. Glossary -- Appendix 2. Onset, duration, and symptoms of foodborne illness and associated organism or toxin (Bad bug table) -- Appendix 3. List of key websites and resources cited.

    CDC provides the vital link between illness in people and the food safety systems of government agencies and food producers. CDC does this by: Monitoring human illness— Tracking the occurrence of foodborne diseases; Defining the public health burden of foodborne illness; Attributing illness to specific foods and settings; Investigating outbreaks and sporadic cases—Managing the DNA “fingerprinting” network for foodborne illness-causing germs in all states to detect outbreaks; Empowering state and local health departments; Targeting prevention measures to meet long term food safety goals; Informing food safety action and policy—The new Food Safety Modernization Act and the egg safety regulation were driven in part by CDC data and investigative findings.

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