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 13 2013 Cryptosporidiosis Associated with Calf Contact at a County Fair, Scott County, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal contact

In August 2013 the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) interviewed 4 cases of cryptosporidiosis who all reported attending the Scott County Fair on July 27. The fair took place between July 23 and July 27. All four cases sought medical care from the…Read More »

July 13 2013 Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis Linked to a Municipal Water Supply, Baker City, Oregon

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • drinking water

In the summer of 2013 public health officials in Oregon investigated an outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis in Baker County, Oregon. A total of 119 cases (23 confirmed and 96 presumptive) were identified. Two people were hospitalized. Cases experienced sym…Read More »

June 13 2013 Cryptosporidium Among Attendees at "Breakfast on the Farm", Albany, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal contact

In June 2013 Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) staff investigated an outbreak of Cryptosporidium among attendees of an event called "Breakfast on the Farm" held on June 1, 2013 at a dairy farm located in Albany, Minnesota. The event included break…Read More »

July 12 2012 Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis at a Community Splash Pad, Sauk Rapids, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

Two cases of Cryptosporidiosis were identified by Minnesota Department of Health officials in July 2012. Both had played in a splash pad located in Sauk Rapids multiple times in the 2 weeks prior to illness onset. Both were laboratory confirmed. One …Read More »

March 12 2012 Outbreak of Cryptosporidosis Associated with Hotel Waterpark, Baxter, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • recreational water

In March 2012 Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) staff investigated an outbreak of Cryptosporidium infections among users of a waterpark located in Baxter, Minnesota. Illness histories and exposure information was obtained from 118 waterpark guests…Read More »

June 09 North Carolina Summer Camp Animal Contact and Ham 2009

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork, Ham Animal Contact

An outbreak of cryptosporidiosis occurred among people who attended a youth summer camp in North Carolina. Epidemiologic analyses of data from a retrospective cohort study of staff members revealed that eating ham from a sandwich bar that included c…Read More »

October 08 Helsinki, Finland, Public Works Department Mixed Salad 2008

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Unknown

Guests of a worksite canteen developed gastroenteritis due to Cryptosporidium parvum. A case control study suggested that eating mixed salad was the source of the outbreak. This was the first time that Cryptosporidium had been a cause of an outbrea…Read More »

May 06 Maine Unknown Location 3 Unknown Vehicle 2006

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Cryptosporidium parvum occurred in Maine. Neither the vehicle of infection or the exposure location were described.…Read More »

June 00 Nebraska Pools 2000

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

An increase in laboratory confirmed cases of cryptosporidiosis was noted in Douglas County, Nebraska. The initial cases were linked to a private club with swimming facilities. Additional case patients reported swimming at another club or at other l…Read More »

August 99 Interactive Water Fountain at a Beachside Park 1999

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

The Volusia County Health Department, Florida, received reports of Shigella sonnei caused illnesses among children who had recently visited an interactive, water fountain at a beachside park. A case control study showed that entering the fountain in…Read More »

September 98 Washington, D. C. University Campus Cafeteria Food Worker 1998

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Food Worker

An outbreak of Cryptosporidium parvum, genotype 1, occurred on a Washington, D.C., college campus. A case-control study indicated that eating in 1 of 2 cafeterias was associated with illness. Eating dinner on September 22 was specifically associate…Read More »

September 95 1995 Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis Linked to Chicken Salad, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry-based Salad, Chicken salad

Chicken salad prepared by a party hostess the day prior to a social event was epidemiologically associated, by case-control study, with an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness caused by Cryptosporidium parvum. The ingredients for the salad were: co…Read More »

July 95 Day Camp Water 1995

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, On-Site Contamination of a Municipal Water Source

An outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis occurred among children and counselors at a summer day camp on the grounds of a public elementary school in Florida. Water at the camp was a suspected source of illness. Campers and counsellors had drunk water from…Read More »

March 93 Milwaukee Municipal Water 1993

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Municipal

A massive outbreak of watery diarrhea was caused by cryptosporidium oocysts that passed through the coagulation and filtration system of one of Milwaukee, Wisconsin's water treatment plants. At first numerous cases of gastroenteritis were observed a…Read More »

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