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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October 89 Cruise Ship German Potato Salad 1989

  • Organism:
  • Shigella
  • Vehicle:
  • Produce-Only Salad, Potato, German style

An outbreak of Shigella flexneri 4a occurred among passengers and crew of a cruise ship while the ship travelled through the Caribbean Sea. A case-control study implicated the German potato salad as the vehicle of transmission. The salad was probab…Read More »

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