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CDC Telebriefing: Release of FoodNet Data

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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Contact: CDC Media Relations
404-639-3286

What

Release of “Preliminary Incidence and Trends of Infection with Pathogens Transmitted Commonly through Food — Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, 10 U.S. Sites, 2006–2014,” which is being published in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

Who

Patricia Griffin, M.D., M.P.H., Chief, Enteric Diseases Epidemiology Branch, CDC Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases

Kathleen Gensheimer, M.D., Director and Chief Medical Office, FDA Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation Team 

David Goldman, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Administrator, Office of Public Health Science, USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

Why

Foodborne illnesses cause a substantial health impact in the United States. This report highlights foodborne illness disease trends measured through the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet). FoodNet conducts active, population-based surveillance from 10 U.S. sites on diseases commonly transmitted by food. This report describes preliminary surveillance data for 2014 and compares them with data from 2006–2008 and 2011–2013.

When

Thursday May 14, 2015 at 12 p.m. ET.  

Dial-in

Media: 888-795-0855
Non Media: 800-779-7169
International: 630-395-0131
Passcode: CDC Media

Important Instructions:
If you would like to ask a question during the call, press *1 on your touchtone phone. Press *2 to withdraw your question. You may queue up at any time. You will hear a tone to indicate your question is pending.

LISTEN-ONLY AUDIO WEBCAST:
This press briefing media will also be available via listen-only audio web cast at http://www.videonewswire.com/event.asp?id=57711.

TRANSCRIPT:
A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at the CDC web site at www.cdc.gov/media.

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

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