Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases (DFWED)

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CDC scientists looking at monitors and using advanced technology to detect foodborne disease

CDC scientists use advanced technology to detect foodborne disease.

Foodborne, waterborne, environmental diseases

Read about our foodborne, waterborne, and environmentally transmitted infections (including fungal diseases) programs.

Our mission is to improve public health nationally and internationally through the prevention and control of disease, disability, and death caused by foodborne, waterborne, and environmentally transmitted infections.

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Learn more about the division's key accomplishments to protect the public's health.

CDC's foodborne and waterborne surveillance systems help detect and prevent disease and outbreaks.

CDC's foodborne and waterborne surveillance systems help detect and prevent disease and outbreaks.

CDC Expert Commentaries provide guidance for health professionals on foodborne, fungal, and waterborne illnesses.

CDC Expert Commentaries provide guidance for health professionals on foodborne, fungal, and waterborne illnesses.

We work around the globe with ministries of health and other public health partners in nearly 40 countries.

We work around the globe with ministries of health and other public health partners in nearly 40 countries.