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Foodborne Disease and Gastroenteritis Outbreaks

If you think you got sick from eating a certain food, contact your local public health authority.

It is estimated that 48 million people get sick and 128,000 are hospitalized from foodborne disease in the U.S. each year. Common symptoms of foodborne illness are diarrhea or vomiting (gastroenteritis). Noroviruses are the most common cause. Public Health Division staff investigate foodborne gastroenteritis outbreaks and work with local health departments to notify people when outbreaks occur.

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Food Safety Center of Excellence

Oregon FOMES (Northwest Center for Foodborne Outbreak Management, Epidemiology and Surveillance) is one of CDC's six Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence.

Together with partners, we work to improve the effectiveness of foodborne disease surveillance and outbreak response. Please visit our website to learn more about Oregon FOMES, and about the outbreak investigation tools and services provided by our center.

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(Now hosted at Oregon State University)


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