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FoodCORE Center organizational structure, disease burden, and center-specific work plan details.
CenterStructure2010 Reported SSL1 cases2Year joined FoodCORELabEPIEnvironmental Health (EH)
Implementing Molecular serotypingCourier ServiceCentralized Interviewing for SSL casesInitial Interview Responsibility
New York CityCentralized1309 Salmonella
79 STEC
45 Listeria
2009YesYesStudent TeamCentralized interviewing for SSLCollaborations with EHS-Net4 and NYC Office of Environmental Investigations
ConnecticutDecentralized491 Salmonella
60 STEC
18 Listeria
2012YesNoStudent TeamCentralized interviews for STEC and Listeria; LHD3s interview Salmonella cases with centralized assistanceCollaborations with CT Food Protection Program
OhioDecentralized1311 Salmonella
137 STEC
29 Listeria
2010YesYesStudent TeamLHDs interview for SSL; Some LHDs participate in routine centralized interviewing for their SSL casesCollaborations with Department of Agriculture and LHD Sanitarians and EH Specialists
South CarolinaCentralized1715 Salmonella
24 STEC
13 Listeria
2010NoYesRegional StaffRegional interviewers (state staff) interview SSL in 4 regions, coverage of all state regions as seasonal burden allowsFoodborne epidemiologists in Division of Acute Disease Epi and EH; Work closely together; EH staff directly supported
TennesseeDecentralized1100 Salmonella
120 STEC
14 Listeria
2010YesYesStudent TeamLHDs interview SSL cases with centralized assistance; Some LHDs participate in routine centralized interviewing for their SSL casesCollaborations with EHS-Net and General and EH Section
UtahDecentralized350 Salmonella
94 STEC
3 Listeria
2009YesYesStudent TeamLHDs interview SSL cases with centralized assistance; Some LHDs participate in routine centralized interviewing for their SSL cases.Collaborations with Department of Agriculture and Food, Environmental Epidemiology, and LHD Sanitarians
WisconsinDecentralized854 Salmonella
221 STEC
18 Listeria
2009YesYesStudent TeamLHDs interview SSL cases with centralized assistanceEH staff directly supported

1SSL = Salmonella, STEC, and Listeria
2Data from Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Summary of Notifiable Diseases – 2010[6]
3LHD = Local health department
4EHS-Net = Environmental Health Specialists Network
 
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