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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2004

Diagnosis and Management of Foodborne Illnesses: A Primer for Physicians and Other Health Care Professionals

Description of Resource: 
This primer is directed to health care professionals who may see people suffering from a potential food-related disease. It is a teaching tool to update health care professionals about foodborne illness: recognizing suspicious symptoms, disease clusters, and etiologic agents; obtaining appropriate diagnostic tests; and reporting cases of foodborne illness to public health authorities. This document provides summary tables and charts, references, and resources for health care professionals and more detailed information in listed references and resources. It updates but does not cover all the conditions presented in earlier editions.

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Developed By: 
American Medical Association, American Nurses Association-American Nurses Foundation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition/Food and Drug Administration, Food Safety and Inspection Service/US Department of Agriculture
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Food Safety
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Expert Opinion
Other
Citation: 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Diagnosis and Management of Foodborne Illnesses: A Primer for Physicians and Other Health Care Professionals. MMWR [Internet]. 2004 Apr 16 [cited 2013 Feb 27]; Vol. 53, No. RR-4. Available from: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5304.pdf