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National Surveillance Team - Enteric Diseases Epidemiology Branch

National Case Surveillance for Enteric Bacterial Disease

The Enteric Diseases Epidemiology Branch (EDEB), Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases is responsible for surveillance of bacterial enteric pathogens.

National case-based surveillance is used to monitor the occurrence of botulism, cholera and other Vibrio illnesses (including V. parahaemolyticus and V. vulnificus infections), Listeria infections, and Typhoid and Paratyphoid Salmonella infections by collecting information on individuals infected with these pathogens.  The CDC surveillance team analyzes these data to track and improve understanding of the human health impact of these infections in particular populations.  This information provides a national picture of the occurrence of these infections. 

The case-based surveillance systems for enteric disease at CDC include the Listeria Initiative, the Cholera and Other Vibrio Illness Surveillance (COVIS) system, the National Typhoid and Paratyphoid Surveillance system, and the National Botulism Surveillance system. 

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