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Managing A Food-borne Outbreak

Tamar Lasky

in Epidemiologic Principles and Food Safety

Published in print May 2007 | ISBN: 9780195172638
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865727 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172638.003.06
 Managing A Food-borne Outbreak

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Food-borne outbreaks are investigated by government agencies, following government specific procedures. While common methods are used in various municipalities, states, and nations, each governmental unit has its own set of guidelines and methods. This chapter discusses general approaches and describes examples of different types of food-borne outbreaks.

Keywords: epidemiology; food safety; food-borne illness; outbreak; investigation; cases; questionnaire; contamination; traceback

Chapter.  9345 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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