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CDC Media Telebriefing on 2009 Preliminary FoodNet Data

For Immediate Release: April 15, 2010
Contact: Division of News and Electronic Media
(404) 639-3286

What:

Release of “Preliminary FoodNet Data on the Incidence of Infection with Pathogens Transmitted Commonly Through Food — 10 States, 2009,” which is being published in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Who:

Chris Braden, M.D., Acting Director, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases (proposed), CDC

David Goldman, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Administrator, Office of Public Health Science, USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

Jeff Farrar, D.V.M., M.P.H., Ph.D., Associate Commissioner for Food Protection, FDA

Why:

The new report highlights foodborne illness disease trends and growing foodborne illness challenges. Foodborne illnesses are a substantial health burden in the United States. The Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) collects data from 10 U.S. states regarding diseases caused by enteric pathogens transmitted commonly through food. FoodNet quantifies and monitors the incidence of these infections by conducting active, population-based surveillance for laboratory-confirmed illnesses. This report describes preliminary surveillance data for 2009 and compares them with the period from 1996 to 1998, the first three years of surveillance.

When

Thursday April 15, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. ET.  Please remember that the information is embargoed until 12 p.m. ET.

Dial-In: 

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TRANSCRIPT
A transcript of this press conference will be available following the briefing at http://www.cdc.gov/media.

 

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