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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March 17 2017 Outbreak of Suspected Norovirus, Alamosa, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Public health officials in Alamosa, Colorado investigated an outbreak of suspected norovirus among persons who ate at a buffet style restaurant located in Alamosa. The first implicated meal date was March 28, 2017. The last implicated meal date was A…Read More »

December 16 2016 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Holiday Party, Boulder, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

On December 10, 2016 thirty seven people attended a holiday office party at a restaurant located in Boulder, Colorado. Appetizers were passed to guests without tongs for service. The remaining menu items were served buffet style. Eighteen people repo…Read More »

October 13 2013 Norovirus Associated with a Wedding Reception, Duluth, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Attendees of a wedding reception held on October 26 at a resort located in Duluth, Minnesota became ill with norovirus in October 2013. Seventeen reception attendees met the case definition. Three stool samples were positive for Norovirus GII. The Mi…Read More »

September 03 2003 Outbreak of Shigella at a Doubletree Inn Breakfast Buffet, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Shigella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Melon, Honeydew

Multiple people, residing in several states, had become ill with Shigella after their stay at the Doubletree Hotel in Westminster, Colorado. Several groups were affected including hotel staff, a veterans' group, a wedding group, and other hotel gues…Read More »

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