Foodborne and Waterborne Disease Outbreaks Report

This exercise is intended to give you practice assessing data from a CDC Morbidity and Mortality report on Foodborne and Waterborne outbreaks. So, keep this in mind as you review the results of your searches during this activity.

Getting Started

  1. To start this exercise go to the Food borne andWater borne Disease Outbreaks
  2. Review the data that is reported by states and for the nation as a whole.
  3. No go to the specific report on Recreational Water outbreaks.

What To Submit For The Assignment

Write a response to the following questions based on your review:

  1. What did you find interesting about the data?
  2. Do you believe that the data difference may be do to the active surveillance within a state?
  3. Was there anything about the data that you did not expect to find?
  4. If electronic reporting has been available prior to 1998 do you believe the numbers would have been equal. lower or higher to those reported after that time?
  5. How well would you say that the public health system is addressing the topic?
  6. What is your feeling about the relative public health risk of using recreational waters?