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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June 14 2014 Cyclosporiasis - United States

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Cilantro

As of August 26, 2014 the CDC had been notified of 304 ill persons with confirmed Cyclospora infection in 2014; of these 207 ill persons had no history of international travel within 2 weeks before onset of illness. Most (133, 64%) of the cases were…Read More »

June 13 Multi-state outbreak of Cyclospora cayetanensis - June-August 2013

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Salad mix; cilantro

During June-August 2013, CDC, state and local public health officials, and the FDA investigated an unusually large number of reports of cyclosporiasis. A total of 631 persons were reported from 25 states and New York City. Investigators concluded tha…Read More »

July 11 Georgia Aquarium Catered Food Unknown 2011

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

On October 1, an outbreak investigation was revealed in Georgia. At least 100 people became ill after eating at three separate, catered events held at the Georgia Aquarium in late July. The caterer was Wolfgang Puck catering. The common foods serv…Read More »

May 10 Big Sisters Chef's Challenge Fundraising Event Cool Pesto Crunch Appetizer 2010

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Herbs, Basil, Cool Pesto Crunch

An outbreak of Cyclosporiasis occurred among people who attended a fundraiser for the Big Sisters' organization in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. All who became ill had eaten the Cool Pesto Crunch, an appetizer that contained fresh basil. The appetizer w…Read More »

June 09 Connecticut Private Home Blackberries, Raspberries 2009

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Berries, Blackberries, Raspberries

A confirmed outbreak of Cyclosporiasis occurred among people who had eaten blackberries or raspberries in a private home.…Read More »

July 08 Tennessee Banquet Facility Berries 2008

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Berries

A confirmed outbreak of Cyclosporiasis occurred among people who had eaten berries while at a banquet facility in Tennessee. The type of berries was not described.…Read More »

July 08 California Workplace or Banquet Facility Mixed Berries 2008

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Berries, Mixed Berries

A confirmed outbreak of Cyclosporiasis occurred among people who had eaten mixed berries at a workplace, or at a banquet facility, in California. The types of berries were not described.…Read More »

April 08 Puerto Rico Water System 2008

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Municipal

An outbreak of Cyclosporiasis was identified in rural Puerto Rico. Drinking water from the public drinking water system was the suggested vehicle. Whether the water system was a well, surface water, or treated water was not given. Water pressure r…Read More »

March 08 Wisconsin Private Home Green Peas 2008

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Green Peas

A confirmed outbreak of Cyclosporiasis occurred among people who had eaten green peas while in a private home in Wisconsin. There was no description of whether the green peas were cooked or raw.…Read More »

July 06 Georgia Workplace Unknown 2006

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Cyclosporiasis occurred among people who had eaten at a workplace in Georgia. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

June 06 Minnesota Restaurant Fruit Salad 2006

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Produce-Based Salad, Fruit Salad

A confirmed outbreak of Cyclosporiasis occurred among people who had eaten fruit salad at a restaurant in Minnesota. The types of fruit in the salad were not described.…Read More »

June 06 New York Restaurant 2 Unknown 2006

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Cyclosporiasis occurred among people who had eaten at a restaurant in New York. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

June 05 New Haven Restaurant 2005

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown Herb or Spice, Fresh Basil Cross-contamination

In June, health department officials received reports of a cluster of cases with gastrointestinal illness. The first four reported cases had eaten at the same New Haven, Connecticut, restaurant between June 24 and 25. Stool samples showed all four …Read More »

June 05 Quebec Restaurant Fresh Basil 2005

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Herbs and Spices, Fresh Basil

An outbreak of Cyclospora cayetanensis was associated with eating fresh basil at a restaurant in Quebec. The basil originated from a Mexican farm and was used to prepare an uncooked appetizer.…Read More »

April 05 Chilton Club 2005

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Visitors to the Chilton Club, in Massachusetts, became infected with the parasite, Cyclospora. The private club hosted a dinner lecture in April where over fifty people became infected. Health department officials were unable to pinpoint the food e…Read More »

February 05 Fresh Basil 2005

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Herbs and Spices, Fresh Basil

Florida health departments began receiving reports of gastroenteritis caused by cyclospora. The health department investigation was hindered by the long interval between ingestion and presentation of symptoms for this particular pathogen. Food ques…Read More »

June 04 Raw Guatemalan Snow Peas 2004

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Snow Peas

Raw, Guatemalan snow peas were served in various dishes at five different events at a residential facility and led to an outbreak of Cyclospora cayetanensis. No illnesses were attributable to other meals served at the facility. Pasta salad was the …Read More »

February 04 Restaurant Basil and Mesclun/Spring Mix Salad Products 2004

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Herb, Fresh Basil Vegetables, Leafy Greens, Mesclun Lettuce

The Food & Drug Administration issued an alert to consumers about two outbreak clusters of gastrointestinal illness caused by Cyclospora. The first cluster, consisting of at least 57 cases, occurred in Wheaton, Illinois. The second cluster od 38 ca…Read More »

May 01 British Columbia Thai Basil 2001

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Herb, Fresh Basil, Thai Basil

An outbreak of Cyclospora cayetanensis gastroenteritis was identified in British Columbia, Canada and was epidemiologically linked to the consumption of Thai basil. No cyclospora were identified in the samples of basil that were tested. Thai basil i…Read More »

July 99 Fresh Basil in Tomato Basil Salad and Chicken Pasta Salad 1999

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Herbs and Spices, Fresh Basil, Chicken Pasta Salad, Tomato Basil Salad

An outbreak of cyclosporiasis occurred among attendees of two events held on 24 July in different counties in Missouri. Restrospective cohort studies of the 2 clusters of cases, which comprised 62 case patients, strongly associated the chicken pasta …Read More »

December 99 Ontario, Canada Berry Dessert 1999

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Blackberries, Raspberries, Strawberries

A mixed, berry dessert that was served at a banquet was implicated in an outbreak of Cyclosporiasis. The implicated dessert included fresh Guatemalan blackberries, frozen Chilean raspberries, and fresh US strawberries.…Read More »

May 98 Guatemalan Fresh Raspberries 1998

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Raspberries, Fresh

Outbreaks of cyclosporiasis were detected in Ontario, Canada. The related illnesses were associated with events held in May, in Ontario. They were also associated with the consumption of fresh raspberries. Traceback of the raspberries served at th…Read More »

June 97 Gourmet Caterer Fresh Basil 1997

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Herbs and Spices, Fresh Basil

A gourmet caterer that had nine stores in the northern Virginia-DC-Baltimore, Maryland metropolitan area was associated with outbreaks of cyclospora. Groups of persons developed cyclosporiasis after group luncheons. Eating dishes that contained fre…Read More »

March 97 Fresh Raspberries 1997

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Raspberries

Beginning in April, the Centers for Disease Control was notified of 21 outbreaks of cyclosporiasis in the United States and Ontario, Canada. These clusters were associated with events such as receptions, banquets, or restaurants. In addition an out…Read More »

March 97 Florida Mesclun Lettuce 1997

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy Greens, Mesclun Lettuce

Mesclun lettuce was associated with outbreaks of Cyclosporiasis at two events in Florida in March and April. The specific source of the lettuce was not determined.…Read More »

May 96 Guatemalan Raspberries 1996

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Raspberries

In May and June, laboratory confirmed cases of Cyclospora cayetanensis were reported in persons residing in the United States and Ontario,Canada. Eventually cases were found in twenty U.S. states and the District of Columbia and in the Canadian Prov…Read More »

May 96 Texas Private Club 1996

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries

Sixteen people who attended business meetings held at a private club developed diarrhea. Seven were confirmed to be infected with Cyclospora. A history of eating a berry dessert was associated with a risk of illness. Case patients recalled eating …Read More »

May 96 Texas Restaurant 1996

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Berries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries

An outbreak of cyclosporiasis was reported among persons who ate a Texas restaurant on May 22. A history of eating a dessert was reported by all case-patients and only one of nine controls. The desserts had been garnished with fresh berries. No o…Read More »

May 95 Guatemalan Raspberries 1995

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Raspberries

Raspberries served at two social events were linked to an outbreak of cyclosporiasis in Florida. The raspberries were purchased from separate sources and likely originated in Guatemala.…Read More »

July 90 Chicago Hospital Physicians' Dormitory Water 1990

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Tap Water

An outbreak of Cyclosporiasis was epidemiologically linked to the consumption of tap water within a physicians' dormitory at a hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Drinking tap water in the physicians' dormitory or attending a housestaff association party…Read More »

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