Hundreds of foodborne outbreaks may go undetected in US each year

Researchers estimated that hundreds of small foodborne disease outbreaks may go undetected in the United States each year, based on a statistical analysis of data from the last 2-plus decades.
Laura Ford, PhD, an epidemiologist in the CDC’s Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases, and colleagues found that foodborne disease outbreak data fits a power law distribution, statistical distribution in which one variable is proportional to the power of another variable — in this case showing that large outbreaks are rare, but small outbreaks are more common and,

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