CDC Expert Commentaries on Medscape are part of a collaboration between CDC and Medscape. They are designed to deliver CDC's authoritative guidance directly to Medscape's physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals. The Division contributes regular Medscape commentaries, including those below.
An Alarming Trend: Multistate Foodborne Illness Outbreaks
June 28, 2016
Several notable and complicated multistate foodborne outbreaks were investigated in 2015. These outbreaks were caused by a wide range of contaminated foods, including ice cream, raw vegetables, sprouted nut butters, and Mexican-style restaurant meals.
Food Outbreaks: The Most Wanted List
May 11, 2015
Reflecting on recent outbreaks of foodborne illness can yield important lessons for the prevention of further outbreaks. This slideshow features recent outbreaks of human illness traced to a food source that was previously unrecognized as a cause of infection (such as raw cashew cheese) or a repeat offender (such as poultry).
Major Foodborne Illness Outbreaks of 2012
January 29, 2013
This slideshow presents new and unusual foods, including pet food and imported food, linked to outbreaks that occurred in 2012. It also provides tips for clinicians on what they can tell patients to do to protect themselves, and it illustrates how some people are at higher risk for infection than others.
Savvy about Salmonella?
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July 26, 2011
Vanderbilt University expert Dr. William Schaffner tackles key questions about Salmonella