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CDC Estimates of Foodborne Illness in the United States Website. This links to the CDC site which includes statistics and trends on the burden of foodborne illness in the United States.
CIFOR Guidelines for Foodborne Disease Outbreak Response Manual (3rd Edition). A comprehensive best-practices document. The report focuses on improving detection and response to foodborne outbreaks, and is a comprehensive resource for federal, state and local agencies involved in investigating foodborne outbreaks.
Outbreak Investigation Model. This model provides guidelines for enteric disease outbreak investigation to local health departments. The model covers many parts of outbreak investigation, including epidemiologic, environmental, nursing, legal, and public information. (Developed by Utah Surveillance, Laboratory, and Epidemiology Workgroup)
Steps in a Foodborne Outbreak Investigation Table. A table of the steps in an outbreak investigation, as described in the module, and with the dance festival outbreak example.
Foodborne Surveillance Systems Website. A link to a list of the major foodborne illness surveillance, response, and data systems.
Outbreak Interviewing Strategies Training Video. This 30-minute film includes tips on interviewing and can be used alone or with the accompanying training guide. (From Oregon Public Health Department)
Epi Study Cheat Sheet. An explanation of the two main types of analytic epidemiology studies, case control and cohort. This document contains a description of the study as well as a cheat sheet for analyzing data and displaying the results. (From Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment)