Limitations to successful investigation and reporting of foodborne outbreaks: an analysis of foodborne disease outbreaks in FoodNet catchment areas, 1998-1999.

@article{Jones2004LimitationsTS,
  title={Limitations to successful investigation and reporting of foodborne outbreaks: an analysis of foodborne disease outbreaks in FoodNet catchment areas, 1998-1999.},
  author={Timothy F. Jones and Beth Imhoff and Michael Samuel and Patricia A. Mshar and Katherine Gibbs McCombs and Marguerite A. Hawkins and Valerie C Deneen and Michael J Cambridge and Sonja Olsen},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2004},
  volume={38 Suppl 3},
  pages={S297-302}
}
To better understand factors associated with confirming the etiologic organism and identifying the food vehicle responsible for foodborne-disease outbreaks, we examined data from outbreaks reported in 1998 and 1999 through active surveillance by Foodborne Disease Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) surveillance areas in 7 states. In 71% of these outbreaks, no confirmed etiology was identified, and in 46%, no suspected food vehicle was identified. Outbreaks involving > or =10 cases were… CONTINUE READING