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 »

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Southern Ontario Well Water Contamination 1985

An outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni occurred in a farming community in southern Ontario. The outbreak occurred when spring run-off and heavy rains led to well water contamination. One conclusion of the investigation was that intensive surveillance of water quality during spring runoff was essential.

  • Outbreak began:
  • Unknown 1985
  • Affected Country:
  • International
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Not Applicable
  • Organism(s):
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Water
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Private Homes
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 241
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown

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