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The importance of epidemiology
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    Why it’s important for CDC to fight foodborne diseases -- What CDC does to keep Americans safe from contaminated food -- CDC tracks diseases 24/7 -- CDC shares what we know -- CDC connects with others who play a critical role in keeping food safe -- CDC works 24/7 to track and report on foodborne sicknesses -- The future of food safety -- In keeping Americans safe from contaminated food, CDC faces many challenges.

    Epidemiology is the study of the origin and causes of diseases in a community. It is the scientific method of investigation problem-solving used by disease detectives— epidemiologists, laboratory scientists, statisticians, physicians and other health care providers, and public health professionals—to get to the root of health problems and outbreaks in a community.


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