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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June 18 2018 Outbreak of Shigella at a Potluck, Charlotte, North Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Shigella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

As many as 40 Charlotte residents became ill with Shigella, after eating contaminated food served at a potluck birthday party at an east Charlotte apartment complex, Forest Hills Townhomes. The party was held Saturday, June 30. Health officials were …Read More »

June 18 2018 Outbreak of Enteroinvasive Esherichia coli Infections at a Potluck, North Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Enteroinvasive Escherichia coli
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In 2018 the North Carolina Division of Public Health (NC DPH) investigated an outbreak of Enteroinvasive Escherichia coli (EIEC). NC DPH partnered with the local health department and the CDC to investigate the outbreak. Illnesses occurred in members…Read More »

December 15 2015 Norovirus Outbreak at Cowfish Restaurant, Charlotte, NC

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Mecklenburg County Health Department investigated an outbreak of norovirus among customers of Cowfish Sushi Bar and Grill in June 2015. Twenty one employees and 34 customers reported flu-like symptoms. Norovirus was confirmed as the cause of illnesse…Read More »

November 14 2014 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis at a Post Office Potluck, Charlotte, NC

  • Organism:
  • Other (Not determined)
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

More than a dozen postal employees were taken to a Charlotte area hospital with suspect food poisoning after eating leftovers from a Veterans Day potluck. Nearly 200 employees participated in the potluck held to honor co-workers who are veterans. Som…Read More »

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