What is a food-borne illness outbreak?

An outbreak is an incident where two or more persons, not of the same household, have ingested a common food and have a similar illness, similar symptoms, and there is a time, place or person association between these persons. A single person complaint implicating a food with a food-borne illness is only considered an outbreak for a few specific diseases.

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1. What are symptoms of food-borne illness?
2. What cause typical food borne illness diseases?
3. Who do I notify if I think I have food poisoning?
4. What is a food-borne illness outbreak?
5. Will my name be given to the restaurant if I report a food borne illness?
6. How is a food borne illness proven?