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Who ya gonna call? Iowa outbreak busters launch hotline

If you’ve got food poisoning, Iowa’s got your number — and its toll free — 844-IowaSic. Patricia Quinlisk, medical director for the Iowa Department of Public Health, said the announcement of the number for the state’s new food poisoning detection and response initiative Monday should reduce the number of foodborne illnesses, citing the importance of… Continue Reading

States’ using iwaspoisoned.com for outbreak alerts

The crowdsourcing site iwaspoisoned.com has collected thousands of reports of foodborne illnesses from individuals across the United States since 2009 and is expanding with a custom alert service for state health departments. “There are now 26 states signed up, allowing government (health) officials and epidemiologists to receive real time, customized alerts for reported foodborne illness incidents,”… Continue Reading

Crowdsourcing Gathers Foodborne Illness Reports Together On One Site

After suffering through three bouts of foodborne illness and not being able to do much about it, Patrick Quade decided to try and help others who find themselves in a similar position. He established a website in 2009 for people to report their experiences of being sickened by restaurant food. “The one where I had the… Continue Reading