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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April 14 2014 Outbreak of C. Perfringens, Maryland

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • chicken

In April 2014 local and state public health officials in Baltimore, Maryland conducted an investigation of a large outbreak of C. Perfringens among attendees of 2014 Food Safety Summit. The event was held at the Convention Center in Baltimore. The p…Read More »

June 97 1997 Multistate Outbreak of Cyclospororiasis Linked to Fresh Basil at Catered Luncheons

  • 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 »

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