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Seminar | Learning from catastrophe: How better foodborne outbreak investigations can make food safer

Also available to view live via the internet. See details below.


Food safety takes constant vigilance. Finding unsuspected disease outbreaks and fixing the problems that caused them is key to protecting public health. DNA sequencing now helps public health officials find and solve more outbreaks, and target prevention measures. With partners from farm to fork, we can make food safer for everyone.


Robert Tauxe, MD, MPH, is Director of the Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A recognised authority on food safety, he has overseen responses to hundreds of foodborne disease outbreaks, working with colleagues to apply ever-improving laboratory and epidemiologic methods to detect, characterise, and contain the spread of foodborne pathogens.

Link in live via internet

For those unable to be there in person, this seminar will also be offered by webinar. Details on how the webinar works and the link to connect.


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Date Friday, 2 November 2018
Time 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Audience Public,All University
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Departmental Seminar
DepartmentPublic Health (Wellington)
LocationNordmeyer Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington

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