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Our mission is to improve public health nationally and internationally through the prevention and control of disease, disability, and death caused by foodborne, waterborne, and environmentally transmitted infections.

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CDC's foodborne and waterborne surveillance systems help detect and prevent disease and outbreaks.

CDC Expert Commentaries provide guidance for health professionals on foodborne, fungal, and waterborne illnesses.

We work around the globe with ministries of health and other public health partners in nearly 40 countries.

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