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 18 2018 Outbreak of Salmonella Infantis Linked to Cucmbers Sold at Costco, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Cucumber

Six cases of Salmonella Infantis were associated with consumption of English cucumbers purchased at various Costco stores in Washington. Illnesses began in August 2018. The last reported illness occurred on September 15, 2018.…Read More »

March 16 2016 Outbreak of Salmonella Oslo Linked to Persian Cucumbers

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Cucumbers

In April 2016, a multistate cluster of Salmonella Oslo infections with in indistinguishable PFGE pattern was detected, involving 14 patients in 8 states. Illness onsets occurred between March 21 and April 9. Epidemiologic evidence implicated consumpt…Read More »

May 14 2014 Salmonella Newport Linked to Cucumbers

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Cucumbers

In August 2014 public health investigators detected an increase in Salmonella Newport through surveillance of PulseNet, a national molecular subtyping network for foodborne disease. A total of 275 cases were reported from 29 states and the District …Read More »

October 13 2013 E. coli O157:H7 outbreak at Denver area Jimmy John's Restaurants

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Produce

In October 2013 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 that occurred among customers of three Denver area Jimmy John's restaurants. A total of 8 people became sick. Meal dates ranged between October 5 and Octobe…Read More »

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