Center for Agriculture and Food Security and Preparedness (CAFSP)

Web Course

Epidemiologic Investigations Related to Foodborne Outbreaks


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This course covers key elements of an epidemiologic investigation into a foodborne outbreak. Also, this course covers topics including initiating the investigation; collecting and interpreting data; identifying illness sources; and implementing outbreak control measures.




Key components of an epidemiologic investigation into a foodborne outbreak are covered from initiation of the investigation through implementation of control measures to mitigate future illnesses.

Target Audience

The intended audience includes Epidemiologists, Public Health Nurses, Environmental Health Specialists, Public Health Officials, laboratory personnel, and other personnel who identify, investigate, and implement control measures in response to a foodborne disease outbreak.

Technical Requirements

Operating System



Pop-up Blockers

Windows 8, 8.1

IE 9 or above

MS office viewer (Word, PPT, Excel)




Adobe PDF Reader 8 or above



Google Chrome

Macromedia Flash Player 9 or above


Mac OS X


Adobe PDF Reader for Mac




Macromedia Flash Player 9 or above


  Google Chrome    

Note: Funding for this web course was made possible, in part, by the Department of Homeland Security through grant R181731094, views expressed in written materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Homeland Security; nor does any mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organization imply endorsement by the United States Government.


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