New podcast from CDC & Morbidity and Morality Weekly Report

CDC’s MMWR is proud to launch a new podcast series, titled “Defining Moments in MMWR History.” This series highlights the leading role that MMWR has played in reporting historic public health events. The first podcast “Defining Moments in MMWR History – E. coli O157:H7” takes a close look at the deadly multistate Escherichia coli O157:H7 foodborne outbreak of 1993. During this outbreak, four children died, and approximately 700 persons in four states became ill with severe and often bloody diarrhea.
In this podcast, hear directly from former “CDC Disease Detective” Dr. Beth Bell, who served as director of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) from 2010 to 2017 and as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer during 1992–1994. Dr. Bell recalls what it was like to be one of the first public health responders on the scene for this landmark public health emergency.
• To listen to the podcast, visit https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/mmwrpodcasts.html.
• For information on the E. coli O157:H7 outbreak, visit https://www.cdc.gov/od/science/wewerethere.
• For more information on the latest science and public health information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr.