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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May 18 2018 Multistate Outbreak of Cyclosporiasis Linked to Del Monte Fresh Produce Vegetable Trays

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables

In June 2018 he CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the US Food and Drug Administration announced an outbreak of Cyclospora infections in people who consumed Del Monte Fresh Produce vegetable trays containing broccoli, …Read More »

May 18 2018 Multistate Outbreak of Cyclosporiasis Linked to Salads Sold at McDonald's

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • salad

On July 12, 2018 the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Illinois Department of Public Health reported an increase in cases of cyclosporiasis among people who ate salads sold at McDonald's fast food chain restaurants. The CDC also received repor…Read More »

May 17 2017 Multistate Cyclospora cayetanenis Outbreaks

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

As of October 4, 2017 CDC had been notified of 1,065 laboratory-confirmed cases of cyclosporiasis in persons who became ill in 2017. At least 597 (56%) of these persons did not report international travel, i.e., likely were infected in the U.S., and …Read More »

May 15 2015 Multistate Outbreak of Cyclospora

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Cilantro

In July 2015 the CDC announced an outbreak of cyclosporiasis linked to consumption of cilantro. As of August 21, 2015 495 ill persons were confirmed in 30 states. Most of these persons experienced illness onset on or after May 1, 2015 and did not hav…Read More »

June 14 2014 Multistate Outbreak of Cyclosporiasis Linked to Consumption of Cilantro

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Cilantro

As of August 26, 2014 the CDC had been notified of 304 ill persons with confirmed Cyclospora infection in 2014; of these 207 ill persons had no history of international travel within 2 weeks before onset of illness. Most (133, 64%) of the cases were…Read More »

June 13 2013 Multistate Outbreak of Cyclospora cayetanensis

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Salad mix; cilantro

During June-August 2013, CDC, state and local public health officials, and the FDA investigated an unusually large number of reports of cyclosporiasis. A total of 631 persons were reported from 25 states and New York City. Investigators concluded tha…Read More »

February 04 2004 Multistate Outbreak of Cyclospora Infections Linked to Basil and Mesclun/Spring Mix Salad Products

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Herb, Fresh Basil Vegetables, Leafy Greens, Mesclun Lettuce

The Food & Drug Administration issued an alert to consumers about two outbreak clusters of gastrointestinal illness caused by Cyclospora. The first cluster, consisting of at least 57 cases, occurred in Wheaton, Illinois. The second cluster of 38 ca…Read More »

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