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Milestones in Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System

National surveillance for foodborne and waterborne disease outbreaks has been a core function of CDC since the 1970s.1 Established in 1973, the Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System captures outbreak data on agents, foods, and settings responsible for enteric (gastrointestinal) illness.2

Learn more about the Waterborne Disease and Outbreak Surveillance System.

  • 1973: Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System established to capture outbreak data on agents, foods, and settings responsible for enteric (gastrointestinal) illness.
    • State, local, and territorial health departments sent paper reports to CDC.
  • 1998: Revised reporting form and system became web-based.
    • Expanded regarding food information, settings, and contributing factors.
  • 2009: Integrated with existing surveillance for waterborne disease outbreaks. Expanded beyond foodborne disease outbreak data to include reports of enteric disease outbreaks transmitted through person-to-person contact, or direct contact with animals, environmental sources, or unidentified sources. Outbreaks reported through a web-based platform called the National Outbreak Reporting System (NORS).
  • 2010: Foodborne disease outbreaks became a nationally notifiable condition.

Learn More about Foodborne Outbreak Tracking and Reporting

References

  1. CDC. About NORS (National Outbreak Reporting System)
  2. CDC. Foodborne Illness Surveillance, Response, and Data Systems
 
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