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.
See investigation about an E. coli outbreak linked to cake mix
See alert about a Salmonella outbreak linked to prepackaged salads
See alert about a Listeria outbreak linked to fully cooked chicken
See alert about a Salmonella outbreak linked to raw frozen breaded stuffed chicken products
Read the Summary of Possible Multistate Enteric (Intestinal) Disease Outbreaks in 2016
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Learn About Food Poisoning Symptoms
List of Foodborne Outbreaks, CDC’s Role, Foodborne Illness Q & A, MMWR Reports, Annual Summaries
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Recent Outbreak Investigations
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Outbreak investigations play a key role in preventing future outbreaks.