Timeliness of Enteric Disease Surveillance in 6 US States

@article{Hedberg2008TimelinessOE,
  title={Timeliness of Enteric Disease Surveillance in 6 US States},
  author={Craig W. Hedberg and Jesse F. Greenblatt and Bela T. Matyas and Jennifer Lemmings and Donald J. Sharp and Richard T. Skibicki and Arthur P. Liang},
  journal={Emerging Infectious Diseases},
  year={2008},
  volume={14},
  pages={311 - 313}
}
We reviewed timeline information for a sample of Salmonella spp., Shigella spp., Campylobacter spp., and Escherichia coli O157:H7 cases and all confirmed foodborne outbreaks reported in 6 states during 2002. Increasing the timeliness of case follow-up, molecular subtyping, and linkage of results are critical to reducing delays in the investigation of foodborne outbreaks. 

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