WASHINGTON — State health departments completed fewer foodborne illness outbreak investigations in 2007 than in any other prior year since 1998, according to a recent analysis by the Center for Science in the Public Interest. The data, which was published as part of CSPI's “Outbreak Alert” report, indicated that while states reported nearly 1,100 outbreaks to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2007, those states only completed 378 of the investigations by definitively ...
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