Division Accomplishments

The Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases (DFWED) protects 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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Three devastating hurricanes became public health emergencies last year.

Diana Riner of CDC collects water samples from a creek.

CDC investigated multistate clusters of foodborne and enteric zoonotic illness, a fungal superbug, and norovirus at a festival camp.

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CDC made more of its information and data publicly available on the web.

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State public health laboratories and other partners implemented new methods to detect and investigate outbreaks.

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CDC helped global partners distribute an oral cholera vaccine, and worked with African countries to prevent deaths from cryptococcal meningitis.

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CDC offers free educational materials for the public and healthcare professionals, including fact sheets, web features, videos, and infographics