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How does the Ohio Department of Health support foodborne disease outbreak investigations?

FoodLocal public health authorities investigate most foodborne disease outbreaks. The Ohio Department of Health (ODH), Bureau of Infectious Diseases, Outbreak Response and Bioterrorism Investigation Team (ORBIT), coordinates outbreaks that involve multiple counties and outbreaks  from contaminated food distributed in Ohio.

When requested, ODH helps local public health agencies during outbreaks. ODH provides laboratory support to confirm foodborne outbreaks. The ODH Bureau of Environmental Health, Food Safety Program provides advice to sanitarians investigating food service operations.

Last Updated: 04/29/2013