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 13 2013 Norovirus Associated with a Caterer at an Event Center, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Ill food handler

On December 10, 2013 a school nurse reported illnesses among members of a high school football team who had attended a banquet (Banquet “A”) held on December 6 at an event center located in Brooklyn Park. Staff from the Minnesota Department of He…Read More »

October 13 2013 E. Coli O157:H7 Infections at a Fall Harvest Festival, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

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

In October 2013 routine surveillance of reported E. Coli O157 cases triggered an investigation of an outbreak that occurred at a petting zoo at a fall harvest festival in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. The two case patients had attended the festival on O…Read More »

September 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Workplace Meeting, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill foodhandler

In September 2012 Minnesota Department of Health staff investigated an outbreak of norovirus among co-workers who ate food provided by a restaurant located in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. The meal date was September 18. No other foods were provided by a…Read More »

May 12 2012 Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Associated with a Graduation Party, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In May 2012 Minnesota Department of Health staff investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Newport among individuals who attended a graduation party held at a private residence on May 12. Five of 6 laboratory confirmed cases of S. Newport were interview…Read More »

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