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.
Recent Outbreak Investigations
Outbreaks Linked to Animals
- Pet Guinea Pigs – Salmonella Enteritidis
- Pet Turtles – Salmonella Agbeni
- Live Poultry – Salmonella Infections
- Dairy Bull Calves – Salmonella Heidelberg
- Small Turtles – Salmonella Sandiego and Salmonella Poona
- Pet Crested Geckos – Salmonella Muenchen
- Frozen Feeder Rodents – Salmonella Typhimurium
CDC in Action: Foodborne Outbreaks
November 6-9, 2017
Garden Grove, CA
Brings together laboratorians, epidemiologists, and environmental health specialists with enteric disease outbreak response.
- Page last reviewed: October 17, 2018
- Page last updated: October 17, 2018
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