Foodborne disease outbreaks : the 3 types of data used to link illnesses to contaminated foods and solve outbreaks
Corporate Authors:National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (U.S.). Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases.
Description:Public health and regulatory officials gather 3 types of data during an investigation:
• food & environmental testing
Health officials evaluate all of these types of data to try to identify the source of the outbreak.
Actions to protect the public are taken when there is clear and convincing information linking illness to a contaminated food.
Health officials do not solve every outbreak.
Sometimes outbreaks end before enough information is gathered to identify the likely source. Officials are constantly developing new ways to investigate and solve outbreaks faster.
FOR MORE OUTBREAK INFO: www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/outbreaks
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