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

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

CDC scientists use advanced technology to detect foodborne disease.

horse and cow in pasture

Learn about how community discussions were key to solving an E. coli outbreak.

Lab worker examining possible Candida auris specimens

Read a story from the field about how the CDC worked with hospital staff to stop C. auris in Oklahoma.

Villagers in Cameroon working with World Health Organization to distribute cholera vaccine

Working with global partners, including the World Health Organization, CDC helped Cameroon launch its largest-ever oral cholera vaccination campaign, targeting 127,000 people in regions highest at risk for the 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.

Scientists in laboratory

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.