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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August 16 2016-2017 Outbreak of Trichinellosis Linked to Consumption of Walrus Meat, Alaska

  • Organism:
  • Trichinella
  • Vehicle:
  • Walrus meat

During July 2016-May 2017, the Alaska Division of Public Health investigated two outbreaks of trichinellosis in the Norton Sound region associated with consumption of raw or undercooked walrus meat. Five cases were identified in each of the two outbr…Read More »

December 14 2014 Botulism linked to contaminated seal oil, Alaska

  • Organism:
  • Botulism
  • Vehicle:
  • Seal Oil

A botulism outbreak linked to contaminated seal oil produced in the village of Twin Hills, Alaska was reported by local and state health officials in December 2014. As many as 25 people were ill. Ill patients lived in Quinhagak, Twin Hills and Dillin…Read More »

January 13 2013 Campylobacter Outbreak Associated with Consumption of Raw Milk, Alaska

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw

In February 2013 the Alaska Division of Public Health announced an outbreak of Campylobacter coli (C. coli) linked to consumption of raw (unpasteurized) milk distributed by Kasilof Dairy, a Kenai-based cow-share program. In total 31 cases were identi…Read More »

May 10 2010 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis Associated with Fiddlehead Ferns, Alaska

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Ferns, Fiddlehead Ferns

An outbreak of gastroenteritis was associated with eating fiddlehead fern salad that was served at a luncheon buffet in Anchorage, Alaska, on May 11. No deficiencies were noted in the food preparation process in the kitchen. No food items from the b…Read More »

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