Epidemiology of Foodborne Disease. ENVR 421 Mark D. Sobsey. Foodborne Disease Outbreaks 1998-2002. For majority of outbreaks food was eaten outside the home Restaurants were the most commonly reported place where food was eaten.
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Mark D. Sobsey
FBDOs with a known etiology:
FoodNet Surveillance States United States: FoodNet:
California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Tennessee
Principal foodborne disease component of CDC's Emerging Infections Program (EIP).
Collaborative project of CDC, 10 EIP sites, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Consists of active surveillance for foodborne diseases and related epidemiologic studies designed to help public health officials better understand foodborne disease epidemiology in the USAFoodNet Surveillance Sites
Tracks foodborne illness using: United States: FoodNet
surveys of physicians and laboratories,
active case finding of targeted pathogens
E. coli O157