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Volume 20, Number 9—September 2014

Factors Contributing to Decline in Foodborne Disease Outbreak Reports, United States

Maho Imanishi, Karunya ManikondaComments to Author , Bhavini P. Murthy, and L. Hannah Gould
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Number of survey respondents reporting difficulty in distinguishing between foodborne disease outbreaks and outbreaks caused by other modes of transmission in the National Outbreak Reporting System, United States, 2013

Mode of transmission No. (%) respondents
Experienced difficulty in distinguishing outbreak type If experienced difficulty, likely reported as foodborne to previous system
Foodborne vs. person-to-person, n = 25 20 (80) 15 (75)
Foodborne vs. indeterminate/other/unknown, n = 25 19 (76) 13 (68)
Foodborne vs. environmental contamination, n = 22 11 (50) 8 (73)
Foodborne vs. water, n = 23 8 (35) 2 (25)
Foodborne vs. animal contact, n = 21 6 (29) 1 (17)

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