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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December 18 2018 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis at Xi'an Noodles, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among customers at Xi'an Noodles located in the University District of Seattle. Three people from a single meal party became ill after eating at the restaurant on D…Read More »

April 18 2018 Bacterial toxin at 125th Street Grill, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Bacterial toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Three people from a single meal party became ill after eating at 125th Street Grill on April 28, 2018. Symptoms and timing of their illness onset was suggestive of a bacterial toxin such as Bacillus cereus or Clostridium perfringens. No one was hospi…Read More »

December 17 2017 Outbreak of Suspected Bacterial Toxin, Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

On May 26, 2017 a group of 5 co-workers shared a meal at a Colorado Springs, Colorado restaurant. Within 2 hours, 4 of the 5 became ill with nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. The co-workers live in separate houses and denied any other common exposures.…Read More »

April 16 2016 Outbreak of Suspected Bacterial Toxin, Greenwood Village, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

On April 24, 2016 four people complained of illness after eating at a restaurant located in Greenwood Village, Colorado. There were no other shared exposures prior to illness onset. Local public health officials determined 3 of the ill people were pr…Read More »

December 16 2016 Outbreak of Bacterial Toxin Associated with a Restaurant, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Bacterial toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In 2016 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigators learned of 3 illnesses from a single meal party associated with Yoko 3 Restaurant located in Issaquah, Washington. The group ate at the restaurant on July 5, 2016. Later that day, three …Read More »

March 13 2013 Suspected Foodborne Bacterial Intoxications Associated with a Restaurant, Duluth, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • rice, beans

In March 2013 the Minnesota Department of Health investigated an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness among a group of co-workers who shared a catered lunch on March 5 from a restaurant in Duluth, Minnesota. Eighteen co-workers were interviewed. Seve…Read More »

September 09 Jefferson County Pizza 2009

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Pizza

An outbreak of illness was associated with eating a home delivery pizza in Jefferson County, Washington. A bacterial toxin was suspected as the cause of the illnesses.…Read More »

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