and Waterborne Disease Program

The crowdsourcing site 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,” said founder Patrick Quade. restaurantconsumers_406x250Quade said he wanted to make data more accessible to health departments and experts in each state. “This real time information provides a wider range of information data to help local agencies better manage food illness outbreaks,” he
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