Cool Logic; Solving a Norovirus Outbreak in a Commercially-Distributed Food
How do you organize an outbreak investigation involving at least eight agencies? How do you ship 25 gallons of frozen ice cream across the country? How do you know when a norovirus outbreak is due to employee illness or something bigger?
Alida Sorenson, MPH- Response and Recall Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Brief Bio- Alida Sorenson has worked with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture Rapid Response Team (RRT) since 2012 in several roles, including as an investigator and program coordinator. Prior to her work at MDA, Alida worked at the Minnesota Department of Health on “Team Diarrhea”. She received her MPH from the University of Minnesota in 2014.
Amy Saupe, MPH- Epidemiologist Senior, Minnesota Department of Health
Brief Bio- Amy Saupe received her MPH from the University of Minnesota, and worked at the Minnesota Department of Health on “Team Diarrhea” as a graduate student. She has worked as an epidemiologist for the Minnesota Department of Health's Foodborne Diseases Unit since 2011, where she leads enteric outbreak investigations, coordinates several norovirus projects, and participates in foodborne disease surveillance activities.