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 Outbreak of Cryptosporidium Linked to Heaven on Earth Rescue Farm, Pennsylvania

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • animal contact

In March 2017 the Pennsylvania Department of Health advised visitors, staff and volunteers at Heaven on Earth Rescue Farm that they may have been exposed to Cryptosporidium. In February the farm received young goats and calves that required bottle fe…Read More »

July 16 2016 Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis at a Public Pool, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • recreational water

In the summer of 2016 public health officials in Colorado investigated an outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis at a public pool owned and operated by the City and County of Broomfield. Dates of exposure ranged from July 24, 2016 to August 4, 2016. Four peop…Read More »

January 16 2016 Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis at a Recreation Center Pool, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

In January 2016 public health officials in Colorado investigated an outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis among visitors at the Durango Community Recreation Center. Four people including 3 children 9 years old or under were laboratory confirmed with Cryptosp…Read More »

November 15 2015 Outbreak of Gastrointestinal Illness Linked to Unpasteurized Apple Cider, Illinois

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium, non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • unpasteurized apple cider

In November 2015 public health officials in Illinois investigated an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness among individuals who attended the Pike County Fall color Drive. An estimated 30,000 people attended the festival. One hundred four cases were i…Read More »

July 15 2015 Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis After Exposure to Ill Calves, Virginia

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • animal contact

In July 2015 the Thomas Jefferson Health District in Virginia investigated an outbreak of cryptosporidiosis in 14 persons who reported contact with calves from one goat farm. Stool samples were collected from ill humans and calves. Four human specime…Read More »

August 14 2014 Cryptosporidiosis Linked to Raw Goat Milk, Idaho

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Goat, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

In August 2014 Idaho public health investigators learned of two cases of cryptosporidiosis in siblings aged less than 3 years. Idaho's Southwest District Health (SWDH) investigated and found that both children had consumed raw goat milk produced at a…Read More »

July 14 2014 Outbreak of Cryptosporidium at the Tarpon Springs Splash Park, Florida

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, recreational

The Pinellas County Department of Health identified 3 patients diagnosed with cryptosporidiosis. All three patients had been at the Tarpon Springs Splash Park during the incubation period during the fourth week of July. The City of Tarpon Springs co…Read More »

April 13 2013 Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis Among Responders to a Rollover Truck Carrying Calves, Kansas

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal contact

In April 2013 an outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis occurred among emergency responders to a tractor-trailer rollover. On March 10, 2013 a truck carrying approximately 350 preweaned Holstein calves overturned in a snowstorm near Colby, Kansas. Because of …Read More »

July 12 Cryptosporidiosis in Central Idaho, July/August 2012

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Water

Nineteen cases of cryptosporidiosis were reported to the Idaho Central District Health Department in late July/early August 2012. During a normal year, the District investigates 10 cases per year. Cases were reported in residents of Boise and Merid…Read More »

July 12 Outbreak of Cryptosporidium at a Pool Party, Hillsdale County, Michigan, 2012

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidum
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, recreational

Branch-Hillsdale-St.Joseph Community Health Agency (CHA) reported an outbreak of cryptosporidiosis in 28 people who participated in a private pool party. Investigators said the problem resulted from improper operation of a system that uses salt to c…Read More »

July 12 2012 Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis Associated with an Aquatic Center, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

In July 2012 Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) staff investigated an outbreak of cryptosporidiosis among patrons at an aquatic center located in Lyon County. Illness histories and exposure information were obtained from 112 aquatic center patrons.…Read More »

July 12 2012 Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis Associated with a Swim Pond, Lake Elmo, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

Five cases of Cryptosporidiosis were identified among swimmers of a swim pond at Lake Elmo, Minnesota in July 2012. Reported swim dates ranged from July 1 to July 11. Reported onset dates ranged from July 3 to July 17. One case was hospitalized. Non…Read More »

July 12 2012 Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis Associated with a Community Splash Pad, Waite Park, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

In July and August 2012 Minnesota Department of Health staff identified two laboratory confirmed cases of cryptosporidiosis. Both cases had played in a splash park in Waite Park in the 2 weeks prior to illness onset. Report dates were July 23, 2012 a…Read More »

June 12 2012 Outbreak of Cryptosporidium, unspecified source, Oneida County, NY

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In mid-June 15, 2012 the Oneida County Department of Health announced that 6 cases of Cryptosporidium had been reported to the health department. County officials advised school nurses and the administrations of all school districts that illness may…Read More »

April 12 Petting Zoo at Bench Street Shelter Animal Contact 2012

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

An outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis was associated with attending a petting zoo on March 31. The Humane Society of Goodhue County held a one day petting zoo and photo shoot at it shelter on Bench Street, Red Wing, Minnesota. Two people subsequently we…Read More »

March 12 2012 Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis at The Lodge at Brainerd Lakes, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Crypto, Cryptosporidiosis
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Recreational Water

An outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis was attributed to use of recreational water at the Lodge at Brainerd Lakes, Brainerd, Minnesota. The water park was shut down temporarily for superchlorination.…Read More »

September 07 Baby Bliss Gripe Water Herbal Drink 2007

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Other Commercially Processed Food, Herbal Drink

In September, one infant came down with cryptosporidiosis after consuming Baby Bliss Gripe Water, a supplement purported to alleviate gas and stomach upset associated with colic, hiccups and teething. This prompted an investigation by the Food and D…Read More »

August 01 Illinois Recreational Waterpark Pool Water 2001

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Recreational

During August 2001, a hospital reported a cluster of Cryptosporidiosis cases. The epidemiologic investigation showed that the laboratory confirmed cases reported were more likely to have attended Waterpark A than agematched controls. Cryptosporidiu…Read More »

October 93 1993 Outbreak of Cryptosporidium Infections Linked to Agricultural Fair Apple Cider, Maine

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit Beverage, Juice, apple

Students and staff who attended an agricultural fair in central Maine subsequently developed diarrhea and vomiting. Illness was associated with drinking fresh pressed apple cider. Cryptosporidium oocysts were detected in the apple cider, on the cid…Read More »

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