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What CDC and Other Agencies Did in Response to the Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections From Spinach

September 27, 2006

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CDC has been working collaboratively with state health departments and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to rapidly detect infections, identify the source of the infections, and provide information on treatment of E. coli O157:H7 infections for the public and health care providers. Below are some of the current CDC activities. To learn more about CDC’s previous activities, see the September 16 and September 20 updates on what CDC and other agencies are doing.

Close coordination between CDC and FDA continues to provide rapid and consistent health messaging to the medical, public health, and general population.

The outbreak is still going on, and there is still a great deal of epidemiological and laboratory work to be performed quickly to determine the source of the outbreak and to control it. To learn more about the E. coli O157:H7 and the response to the outbreak, see E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak from Fresh Spinach.

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Content source: National Center for Infectious Diseases

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