Foodborne Illness Outbreak Database

This database provides summaries of significant food and water related outbreaks occurring since 1984 caused by E. coli, Salmonella, Hepatitis A, Campylobacter and other pathogens. Read more »

Search Results

2012 Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis Associated with a Community Splash Pad, Waite Park, Minnesota

In July and August 2012 Minnesota Department of Health staff identified two laboratory confirmed cases of cryptosporidiosis. Both cases had played in a splash park in Waite Park in the 2 weeks prior to illness onset. Report dates were July 23, 2012 and August 10, 2012. Both cases had Cryptosporidium parvum subtype BGP18 identified in stool samples. A sibling of one of the cases also tested positive for Cryptosporidium. While this child had also been at the splash pad, she did not become ill until 15 days later, and thus was classified as a secondary case. Health department investigators concluded that an infectious splash pad user most likely introduced the parasite into the water.

  • Outbreak began:
  • July 2012
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Minnesota
  • Organism(s):
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Recreational water
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • BGP18 (Minnesota designation)
  • Location(s):
  • Splash pad
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 2
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 2
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • No
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 0
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

Other Databases

Contact Us

Questions and comments welcome. Please fill out the form below and we will respond to your inquiry.

 *
 *
 *
 *

* Required Fields