foodborne disease outbreak


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foodborne disease outbreak

The occurrence of two or more cases of a similar illness resulting from the ingestion of a common food. 

Examples
Botulism, chemical, marine toxin poisoning.
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Foodborne disease outbreak rates were highest in northern states, and most waterborne disease outbreaks occurred in states bordering the Mississippi River.
Contributing factors in restaurant-associated foodborne disease outbreaks, FoodNet sites, 2006 and 2007.
In January 2013, we conducted a voluntary, anonymous, internet-based survey of public health officials who are responsible for entering foodborne disease outbreak data into NORS at US state and territory health departments.
Environmental health professionals from all sectors must continue to be highly trained and ready to respond to foodborne disease outbreak investigations.
State, local, and territorial health departments voluntarily submit reports of foodborne disease outbreak investigations to the Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System (FDOSS) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Since 2005, CDC and either APHL or the Council for State and Territorial Epidemiologists have sponsored the OutbreakNet annual meetings for epidemiologists responsible for leading foodborne disease outbreak surveillance and response activities in state health departments (www.
8,9), and among foodborne disease outbreaks, listeriosis is a major cause of outbreak-related hospitalizations and deaths (10).
State and local health departments report foodborne disease outbreaks to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System (3).
In summer 2010 a multistate foodborne disease outbreak of human Salmonella Enteritidis was attributed to shell eggs and led to a voluntary nationwide recall.
Describe general characteristics and outcomes of US norovirus outbreaks, based on an analysis of data reported during 2001-2008 to the CDC Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System
NEHA is offering this training opportunity for environmental health professionals, epidemiologists, laboratorians, and public health nurses involved in conducting foodborne disease outbreak investigations.
Limitations of this analysis are primarily associated with the nature of the CDC Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System.