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Number of Outbreaks 2006
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Outbreaks with Known Etiology
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Jurisdictional V i bili
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• Legal independe
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• No standardized procedures
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Limita i
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• Sometimes information is not
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• Sometimes the ...
Solut
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• Training and res
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Presentation regarding Produce Traceability as presented to FDA & FSIS on December 9 & 10, 2009 in Washington, D.C.

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Tim Jones Tennessee Dept Of Health

  1. 1. Epidemiology and Identify the Food d A State Pe erspective Timothy Jo y ones, M.D. , Tennessee Depa artment of Health
  2. 2. State and Local Health Departtments • Primar contact with “cases” Primary • Investigations don by epidemiologists ne • Highly variable
  3. 3. Number of Outbreaks 2006 utbreaks, u
  4. 4. # outbreaks s 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 19 93 19 94 19 95 19 96 19 97 19 98 19 99 20 00 Foodborne O Y 20 01 Year 20 02 20 03 20 04 20 05 20 Outbreaks, 06 20 07 Outbreaks TN 20 08
  5. 5. Outbreaks with Known Etiology gy
  6. 6. Jurisdictional V i bili J i di i al Variability • Legal independe ence • No standardized procedures d • Experience commmunicating with federal agencies and industry s
  7. 7. Limita i Li i ations • Sometimes information is not aggressively pur rsued • Sometimes the p patient just doesn’t know
  8. 8. Solut tions • Training and res sources • Coordination am mong jurisdictions – FoodNet Outbreak FoodNet, kNet – CIFOR Guidelines • Improved commu cat o p o ed co munication

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