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Public Health Mission

To improve public health nationally and internationally through the prevention and control of disease, disability, and death caused by foodborne, waterborne, and environmentally transmitted infections.


Understanding Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Illnesses

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Identifying causes, sources, and solutions for bacterial foodborne and diarrheal infections

Enteric Diseases Epidemiology


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Ensuring rapid and coordinated surveillance, detection, and response to multistate outbreaks of foodborne disease

Outbreak Response and Prevention


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Promoting healthy water, adequate sanitation, and improved hygiene around the world

Waterborne Disease Prevention


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Reducing time to detect outbreaks

Enteric Diseases Laboratory


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Detecting and containing fungal health threats

Mycotic Diseases


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Increasing efficiency and quality control

Biostatistics and Information Management



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