foodborne outbreak response

EATS 102: New CDC Course for Investigating Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

The skills needed to investigate outbreaks of foodborne illness are different from those needed to inspect restaurants. EATS 101 and 102, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), address environmental assessments and the critical…

Deadly Listeria Outbreaks in Australia and South Africa

A fatal Listeria outbreak in Australia has a case fatality rate as high as 28%. As of March 19, 2018, 19 confirmed cases have been reported in Australia alone, all of which are linked with…

The National Environmental Assessment Reporting System (NEARS) and Contributing Factors to Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) NEARS program captures environmental assessment data including information on key factors that contribute to foodborne illness outbreaks. The data reporting system can benefit food safety programs within…

Strengthening Surveillance of and Response to Foodborne Diseases

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a manual on “Strengthening surveillance of and response to foodborne diseases.” The manual describes how countries can strengthen their current surveillance and response activities for foodborne diseases and…

Environmental Assessments for Foodborne Illness Outbreak Investigation – A Guide to Trainings and Resources

Interested in newly developed foodborne outbreak investigation training, resources, and tools? The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), in collaboration with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Environmental Health Services Branch, the National Network…

UNCOVER EH Needs Your Voice!

UNCOVER EH, an unprecedented needs assessment and horizon scanning opportunity for environmental health (EH) practitioners, has officially kicked off. This is a collaborative effort between the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), Centers for Disease Control…

Deadline Extended: National Environmental Public Health Internship Program

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) has extended the deadline for the National Environmental Public Health Internship Program (NEPHIP), which is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Environmental Health Services Branch.…