Outbreaks of Undetermined Etiology (OUE) Guidelines

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The CIFOR Outbreaks of Undetermined Etiology (OUE) Guidelines will include recommendations on "universal" collection, shipment, testing and retention of foodborne outbreak specimens, even in the early stages of an investigation. Based on syndromes and specific outbreak profiles, the guidelines are designed to provide adequate specimens for second-tier testing and pathogen discovery should an etiology prove elusive.

Who should use it: The OUE Guidelines are primarily intended for state health departments making recommendations on specimen collection and conducting testing for foodborne outbreaks.

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