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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.

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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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1 in 6 people gets food poisoning. CDC Vital Signs™: www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns
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