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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October 05 2005 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis Linked to School Fruit and Fruit Juice, Illinois

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Whole or Cut Up, Pineapple Fruit Cup Fruit Beverage, Juice, multifruit

High numbers of yeast, or yeast by products, led to two school-based outbreaks, at the same school, in Cook County, Illinois. In the first outbreak, twenty one persons became ill with vomiting shortly after drinking a mixed, multifruit juice. Labor…Read More »

May 05 2005 Salmonella Enteritidis at a Cook County School, Illinois

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Five students in a Cook County, Illinois, school were confirmed to have Salmonella Enteritidis through laboratory testing of their stool samples. An investigation found neither a source nor a vehicle.…Read More »

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