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 17 2017 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Animal Exposure, Utah

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal exposure

In the summer of 2017 local, state and federal public health officials investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections in the Hildale/Colorado City community near the Utah and Arizona border. Twelve case-patients met the case definition. Eight…Read More »

January 16 2016-2018 Multistate Outbreak of Campylobacter Infections Linked to Puppies Sold at Petland Stores

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal contact

The Ohio Department of Health, several other states, the CDC and the USDA investigated an outbreak of Campylobacter infections linked to puppies sold through Petland, a national pet store chain. The outbreak included 118 people with laboratory-confir…Read More »

September 15 2015 Outbreak of E. coli O111, Oxford County (Maine) Fair

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • animal exposure

In October 2015 Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ME CDC) staff investigated an outbreak of E. coli O111:H8 infections among two children who attended the Oxford County Fair. One child, age 20 months, attended the fair on September 16 …Read More »

July 15 2015-2017 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Pet Guinea Pigs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • guinea pig

On March 6, 2018 the CDC, several states and the US Department of Agriculture announced an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to exposure to pet guinea pigs. The CDC began investigating the outbreak in December 2017 when CDC Pulsnet…Read More »

May 14 2014 Outbreak of E. coli O157, Kansas

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal contact

Persons attending a party on May 5, 2014 were diagnosed with E. coli O157. Multiple families attended the party. No other common exposures were identified among primary cases during the exposure period. Four children who attended the party were labor…Read More »

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