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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year, foodborne diseases cause illness in 1 in 6 Americans (or about 48 million people) resulting in 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths.

Foodborne Diseases Centers for Outbreak Response Enhancement (FoodCORE) centers work together to develop new and better methods to detect, investigate, respond to, and control multistate outbreaks of foodborne diseases. Efforts are primarily focused on outbreaks caused by bacteria, including Salmonella, Shiga toxin-producing E. coli, and Listeria. The ability to detect and investigate viral and parasitic foodborne disease outbreaks will also be strengthened.

 

FoodCORE Topics

clip art of stethoscope About FoodCORE

Program overview & key areas.

A green icon displaying the caduceus. Current FoodCORE Centers

Center information & program highlights.

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Performance metrics, measurable activities, & minimum reporting requirements.

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FoodCORE success stories & accomplishments.

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Roles, responsibilities, & contact information.

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FoodCORE partners, publications, & presentations.

Highlights and Successes

Image of an infantIn a quaint town along the South Carolina coast, an otherwise healthy 5 month old girl began to show signs of getting sick. After a few days of diarrhea, her condition worsened, and she started having blood in her stools. Her parents immediately took her to their pediatrician, where a stool sample revealed a Salmonella infection.

Around the same time, an 8 month old boy from a neighboring town fell ill with vomiting, fever, and diarrhea. His mom took him to the doctor to find out what was going on. Turns out, this little boy was also sick with a Salmonella infection.

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