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 16 2016 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Banquet, Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

On October 15, 2016 a banquet was held in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Eleven attendees became ill with vomiting and diarrhea. Five people were laboratory confirmed with norovirus. No one was hospitalized and no one died.…Read More »

July 16 2016 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens, Aurora, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Beans

On July 23, 2016 a large group of people attended a banquet in Aurora Colorado. Within one hour the first cases of illness was reported. In total 26 people became ill. The median incubation period was 8.8 hours (range, 1 hour to 19.8 hours). All 26 p…Read More »

March 12 2012 Outbreak of Group A Streptococcus Pharyngitis (GAS) at a High School Dance Team Banquet, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Group A Streptococcus Pharyngitis
  • Vehicle:
  • Pasta

In March 2012 public health officials in Minnesota investigated an outbreak of group A Streptococcus pharyngitis(GAS) infections among attendees of an all-female high school team banquet held in St. Louis County, Minnesota. Among 63 persons who consu…Read More »

July 09 2009 Outbreak of Bacillus cereus Linked to Pasta at a Banquet Facility, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Pasta

A confirmed outbreak of Bacillus cereus was associated with eating pasta at a banquet facility in Washington state.…Read More »

January 07 2007 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Banquet Facility, New York

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Pasta, Pasta Salad

An outbreak of Norovirus occurred among patrons of a banquet facility in New York state. Pasta salad was named as the vehicle of infection.…Read More »

December 06 2006 Salmonella enteritidis at a Restaurant/Banquet Facility, California

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Potato Breads and Bakery, Stuffed Potato Puffs

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was associated with eating stuffed potato puffs at a restaurant, or a banquet facility, in California. The ingredients were not described.…Read More »

October 05 2005 Outbreak of Norovirus at a DuPage County School Holiday Banquet, Illinois

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A holiday banquet at a DuPage county, Illinois, school ended up causing over forty illnesses. Stool samples indicated Norovirus as the causative agent. Foods for the event were prepared at private homes and brought to the school for the banquet. N…Read More »

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