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EP1502: 21 Days of Fear and Loathing: The Art and Science of Quarantine

The CORE Response Team coordinated the response efforts for the 2014 Cyclospora cayetanensis outbreak in Texas. The FDA, in conjunction with the Texas Rapid Response Team (TX RRT), collected records and information from points of service (POS) and distributors of cilantro from Mexican-style restaurants in TX linked to illnesses. Attendees will better understand the process of a regulatory outbreak investigation and provide an overview of the prevention strategies put into place as a result of this outbreak.