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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 surveillance systems help detect and prevent disease and outbreaks.

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Get communication resources for foodborne, waterborne, environmental and global health topics.

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

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