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Foodborne and Waterborne Disease Outbreak Manual


This manual created by the Department of Health and Family Services of the Wisconsin Division of Public Health is 119 pages in pdf form. These guidelines are for reporting suspected outbreak related illnesses. Highlighted sections include: Criteria for Confirmation of Etiologic Agents, Contact Agencies an Personnel, Collection of Clinical Samples, Collection and Handling of Food Samples, Exclusion Guidelines for Food Workers, Final Report for a Foodborne Outbreak Investigation, Collection and Handling of Water Samples, Boil Water Advisory, Public Health Concerns Following a Natural Disaster, Outbreak Investigation at a Recreational or Educational Camp, Statement Regarding Fee Exempt Testing, Tips Towards a Safer Kitchen, and Hand Washing.

Primary Toolkit:

Food Safety Toolkit

Secondary Toolkits:

EQUIPh Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory, Surveillance


Institutional Author:

Wisconsin Division of Public Health Bureau of Communicable Diseases and Preparedness





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