MANUAL OF NAVAL PREVENTIVE MEDICINE
inoculum of infectious agent can vary because of the size of the portion or
focal areas of contamination within a food. There is also individual
variation in susceptibility to infection.
j. Use investigative data for prevention. Preventing further
illnesses is the primary purpose of a foodborne illness investigation.
During or immediately after completing the investigation, recommend and/or
implement measures to prevent further illness.
k. Submit a Medical Event Report. Any foodborne disease outbreak must
be reported following the guidelines of BUMEDINST 6220.12 series on Medical