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From the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR):  Food Safety Epidemiology Capacity in State Health Departments — United States, 2010

December 23, 2011 / 60(50);1701-1704:

…In 2010, a total of 787 FTEs were working as foodborne disease epidemiologists in state, regional, and local health departments in the

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