Outbreak Surveillance

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Data and reports on foodborne outbreaks, CDC outbreak news on Listeria, Escherichia coli, and Salmonella, and related research and publications.

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Pathogen Annotated Tracking Resource Network (PATRN)

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

An integrated database of expert-curated published historical data on over 44,000 isolates of foodborne pathogens; their associated metadata and results from multiple types of experiments, and data from outbreak and surveillance investigation activities. A ‘private’ workspace is also provided for user-driven data analyses and for sharing of data among network partners. Read the full-text paper for more technical information.

Foodborne Outbreak Journal Articles

USDA. NAL. Food Safety Research Information Office.

Scholarly journal articles from Agricola, BioMed Central, Google Scholar, PubMed, PubMed Central, and Scirus on outbreak research.

Incidence and Trends of Infection with Pathogens Transmitted Commonly Through Food — Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, 10 U.S. Sites, 1996–2012

DHHS. Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Findings that highlight the need for targeted action to address food safety gaps. This report summarizes 2012 preliminary surveillance data and describes trends since 1996. Preliminary surveillance data show that in 2012 compared with the 2006-2008 period, the overall incidence of infection was unchanged and the estimated incidence of infections caused by Campylobacter and Vibrio increased. The overall incidence of infection combines data for Campylobacter, Listeria, Salmonella, STEC O157, Vibrio, and Yersinia, six key bacterial pathogens for which >50% of illnesses are estimated to be transmitted by food.

European Union: National Zoonoses Country Reports

European Food Safety Authority.

Covers both zoonoses that are important for the public health in the whole European Union as well as zoonoses which are relevant on the national epidemiological scale. The reports include information reported regarding animals, food, feeding stuffs and food-borne outbreaks from 2004 to 2010.

Data on Foodborne Outbreaks

DHHS. Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reports from 2006 to 2008 on reported Foodborne Disease Outbreaks and Illnesses by Etiology and Food Commodities in the United States. Also includes historical data from 1990 to 1997 of annual listings of U.S. Foodborne Disease Outbreaks. The publicly searchable Foodborne Outbreak Online Database (FOOD) provides annual listings from 1998 through 2009.

Foodborne Outbreak Publications from Elsevier Scopus
(USDA access only)

Elsevier. Scopus.

Automatically searches journal articles, conference papers and more on outbreak research related to pathogens of public health concern from over 5,000 publishers worldwide.

Foodborne Outbreak Online Database (FOOD)

DHHS. Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Web-based platform for searching CDC's Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System database. FOOD provides access to national information and is intended to be used for limited descriptive summaries of outbreak data.

FoodNet Annual Reports

DHHS. Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Summaries of information collected through active surveillance of nine pathogens. These include: Campylobacter, Listeria, Salmonella, Shigella, Escherichia coli O157:H7, Vibrio, Yersinia, Cryptosporidium, Cyclospora.