Foodborne Bacteria

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) gets sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases. The 2011 estimates provide the most accurate picture yet of which foodborne bacteria, viruses, microbes ("pathogens") are causing the most illnesses in the United States, as well as estimating the number of foodborne illnesses without a known cause. Read More >>

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Multistate Foodborne Outbreaks
How are foodborne outbreaks investigated?
Foodborne Illness Surveillance, Response, and Data Systems
CDC and Food Safety
Prevention and Education