During a multistate foodborne disease outbreak, CDC serves as lead coordinator between public health partners to detect the outbreak, define its size and extent, and to identify the source.
Public health officials investigate outbreaks to control them, so more people do not get sick in the outbreak, and to learn how to prevent similar outbreaks from happening in the future.
Recent Outbreak Investigations
Steps to Investigate Outbreaks
November 17-20, 2015
Brings together laboratorians, epidemiologists, and environmental health specialists involved with outbreak response.
- Page last reviewed: November 3, 2015
- Page last updated: May 13, 2016
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