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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February 17 2017 Norovirus Caused by Catered Box Lunches, Richmond, Virginia

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

Between January 31 and February 3, 2017 a food prepared by a Richmond caterer providing approximately 600 orders at 28 events was implicated in a multidistrict outbreak of norovirus in Virginia. Food served at 19 events resulted in gastrointestinal i…Read More »

September 12 2012 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis, School Catering Company in Illinois

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • unknown

In October 2012 the Lake County (Illinois) Health Department investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis among students who attended six different private schools located in Cook (including the City of Chicago) and Lake counties. All six scho…Read More »

June 12 2012 Outbreak of Salmonella Newport At a Wedding Reception, Corcoran, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In July 2012 Minnesota Department of Health staff investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Newport among attendees at a wedding reception held at a private home on June 23. The investigation was triggered by routine surveillance of three individuals di…Read More »

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