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Why has there been an increase in Listeria outbreaks in recent years?

During the past decade there has been a major revolution in the ability to detect Listeria outbreaks through PulseNet, the national molecular subtyping network for foodborne bacterial disease surveillance. The CDC also enhanced outbreak surveillance during the late 1990s, including several activities to encourage states to report outbreaks.

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