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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August 16 2016 Vibrio cholerae, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • shrimp ceviche

In August 2016 the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) staff investigated an outbreak of Vibrio cholera. The first report of illness in a 43 year old woman was received on August 20. Her stool specimen yielded V. cholera, serogroup 01, serotype Inab…Read More »

April 11 2011 Outbreak of Vibrio cholerae Linked to Oysters Harvested in Apalachicola Bay, Area 1642, Florida

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Shellfish, Oysters

Consumption of raw or steamed oysters harvested from Area 1642 in Apalachicola Bay, Florida, was linked to an outbreak of Vibrio cholerae O75. The ill resided in four states, but had consumed the oysters while in Florida. Area 1642 is a zone that s…Read More »

January 11 Dominican Republic Resort Lobster 2011

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Shellfish, Lobster

At least 37 people developed Cholera after eating lobster served to them during a wedding reception held in an exclusive resort in the Dominican Republic. The lobster was purchased in Pedernales, a town near the border with Haiti. Haiti had been de…Read More »

October 05 Louisiana Shellfish 2005

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Shellfish, Shrimp Shellfish, Crab

A Louisiana couple, in the aftermath of two hurricanes, developed cholera subsequent to eating locally harvested shellfish. Five days before their illnesses began, both had eaten locally caught crabs. The day before their illnesses began, both had e…Read More »

February 92 Cold Seafood Salad 1992

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Shellfish, shrimp, fish, pineapple, eggs, apples

An outbreak of cholera occurred among passengers who flew on an international flight between South America and Los Angeles, California. Cold seafood salad was statistically associated with risk of illness. Of the 100 passengers with laboratory evid…Read More »

August 91 1991 Outbreak of Cholera Linked to Imported Frozen Coconut Milk, Maryland

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Coconut milk

Six cases of cholera were detected in Maryland and were associated with the consumption of an imported, frozen, coconut milk. It was a fresh, uncooked, product. None of the case-patients had recent international travel. The implicated product was …Read More »

March 91 1991 Outbreak of Vibrio cholera LInked to Crab Transported from Ecuador, New Jersey

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Shellfish, Crab

Eight persons developed watery diarrhea after eating crab meat transported from Ecuador. The crab was purchased from a fish market in Ecuador, then boiled, shelled, and wrapped in foil. It was transported, unrefrigerated, in a plastic bag on the ai…Read More »

August 86 Shellfish 1986

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Shellfish, Oysters, Crab, Shrimp

Four persons in Louisiana, and one person in Florida, developed cholera after eating shellfish. The Louisiana case-patients had eaten crabs and shrimp harvested from the Louisiana coast of the Gulf of Mexico. The Florida case had eaten raw oysters …Read More »

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