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pg554 ex6-1 - Department of Health The new web site...

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Connecticut Department of Health Contact: Kyle Garrity Office phone: 914-262-3080 E-mail: [email protected] For Immediate Release NEW WEB SITE TO ASSIST FOOD POISONING VICTIMS AND HEALTH OFFICIALS The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Washington, D.C., are providing states with funding to develop awareness campaigns about food poisoning. Both organizations are funding a new web site that “will allow food poisoning victims and state officials to compare notes to determine if the illness is just an isolated case or something more serious,” said Melinda Borden, director of the food safety education program for the state
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Unformatted text preview: Department of Health. The new web site, IAmSick.com, is being funded by a $600,000 grant from the NIH and the CHC. The web site is designed to provide information for not only food poisoning victims, but for health officials as well. “Before the website was developed, no one – not victims or state health officials – knew if the illness was an isolated case…” said Dr. Peter Collins of the state Department of Health. “By tracking what and where people ate, health officials can get a handle on any serious food-related outbreaks.”...
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