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 17 2017 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella paratyphi Linked to Tuna Loins

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • tuna

In late August 2017 public health officials in Clark County, Washington received five reports of Salmonella infection. All 5 were a genetic match by PFGE. At the same time, the Oregon Health Authority reported an additional 12 cases who were also a g…Read More »

August 17 2017 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis, Unknown etiology, Vancouver, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Chicken

Clark County Health District (Washington) investigators reported that 6 people were ill with diarrhea following a chicken meal at a sit-down restaurant on August 6, 2017. Incubation ranged from 3 hours to 10.5 hours with a median of 8.5 hours. No spe…Read More »

March 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus, Clark County, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Six people became ill with gastroenteritis consistent with norovirus following a meal at a restaurant located in Battle Ground, Washington. Symptom onset occurred approximately 34 hours following the implicated meal on March 4, 2017. No specimens wer…Read More »

March 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Fundraising Event, Vancouver, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit salad

An outbreak of norovirus occurred following a fundraising for a local organization in Vancouver, Clark County, Washington. The implicated meal date was March 11, 2017. Two people were laboratory confirmed with norovirus. Thirty other people were clas…Read More »

July 16 2016 Outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni Associated with Undercooked Chicken Liver Mousse, Clark County, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • chicken liver mousse

In July 2016 Clark County (Washington) Public Health staff investigated an outbreak of Campylobacter linked to consumption of undercooked chicken liver mousse. Members of five households dined together at a local restaurant on July 6, 2016. Campyloba…Read More »

December 13 Viral Outbreak Linked to Billygan's Roadhouse, Vancouver, WA Feb. 2013

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In February 2013 Clark County Public Health announced an outbreak of gastroenteritis among customers of Billygan's Roadhouse in Vancouver, WA. At least 22 customers were ill with nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Meal dates were mostly over the weeken…Read More »

July 12 2012 Waterborne Outbreak of Shigellosis, Clark County, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Shigella
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water, person-to-person

In July 2012 Clark County (Washington) Public Health investigated an outbreak of Shigella linked to water exposure at a public swimming area and childcare facilities. In total there were 24 cases (4 confirmed, 13 probable, and 7 suspect). Of these 19…Read More »

August 99 1999 Outbreak of E. coli O157 in Clark County, Washington

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Recreational Water, Lake

A large outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among visitors to a lake, in a state park, in Clark County, Washington. All cases were children who had swum in the lake. Tests of lake water and sediment samples collected in early September, from the c…Read More »

November 95 1995 Salmonella enteritidis Linked to Homemade Turkey Stuffing, Las Vegas

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Stuffing Eggs

Six persons who attended a Thanksgiving dinner at a private home and one person who ate Thanksgiving dinner leftovers became ill. Two people were hospitalized due to dehydration. Another person was found comatose at home and subsequently died from …Read More »

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