Lab Culture Ep. 4: Past, Present and Future of PulseNet

Lab Culture Ep. 4: Past, Present and Future of PulseNet

PulseNet revolutionized foodborne outbreak detection in the United States. What exactly is it? How did it get started? Why was it so significant? And what does the future of foodborne outbreak detection look like? Brian Sauders, molecular microbiologist at the NY State Department of Agriculture and Markets, and Shari Shea, director of food safety at APHL, answer these questions and more.

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What is PulseNet?

About PulseNet (CDC)

PulseNet success stories

20 years of PulseNet: Preventing thousands of illnesses and saving millions of dollars (cost-benefit analysis)

Awards PulseNet has received

Innovations in American Government Award

CBS News article on PulseNet launch including quotes from Al Gore

1993 Jack in the Box outbreak

Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly and Salmonella Nchanga Infections Associated with a Raw Scraped Ground Tuna Product

Laboratory Response Network (LRN)

New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, Division of Food Laboratory

Shari Shea on Twitter

APHL’s Food Safety Program

APHL-CDC Infectious Diseases Laboratory Fellowship

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