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Traceback Information Gathering Worksheet – Can be used by staff in the field to help gathering the necessary information to conduct a traceback investigation
Outbreak Response Protocol – This outbreak response protocol can be used as a template to create a standard protocol for outbreak response. It can enable stakeholders to work together effectively during outbreak investigations; define roles and responsibilities; and foster effective communication and data sharing among investigation team members. Also see the appendices.
Restaurant Non-Cooperation Letter – During a restaurant outbreak investigation, it can often be challenging to obtain patron contact information (i.e. credit card receipts, online orders, or reservations) from the restaurant. Providing a letter explaining the public health authority to collect this information is one way to increase cooperation from the restaurant.
Surveillance Case Letter – During PFGE cluster investigations, cases may not answer phone calls or initially refuse to be interviewed. Sending a letter explaining that they are most likely part of an outbreak can increase interview participation.
Environmental Health Resources
CDC Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence:
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