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During a multistate foodborne disease outbreak, CDC serves as lead coordinator between public health partners to detect the outbreak, define its size and extent, and to identify the source.

Public health officials investigate outbreaks to control them, so more people do not get sick in the outbreak, and to learn how to prevent similar outbreaks from happening in the future.

List of Selected Multistate Foodborne Outbreak Investigations

Steps to Investigate Outbreaks

InFORM Conference

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November 17-20, 2015
Phoenix, AZ

Brings together laboratorians, epidemiologists, and environmental health specialists involved with outbreak response.