Foodborne Outbreaks

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

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Read About an Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Ground Beef

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Read About an Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Pet Turtles

Types of Data Used to Solve Outbreaks infographic

Types of Data Used to Solve Outbreaks

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