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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July 11 2011 Outbreak of Cyclosporiasis at the Georgia Aquarium, Georgia

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In July 2011 Georgia public health officials investigated an outbreak of Cyclospora cayetanensis infections. Ninety nine people became ill after eating at three separate, catered events held at the Georgia Aquarium in late July. Three people were hos…Read More »

June 09 2009 Outbreak of Cyclosporiasis at a Private Home Linked to Blackberries, Raspberries, Connecticut

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Berries, Blackberries, Raspberries

A confirmed outbreak of Cyclosporiasis occurred among people who had eaten blackberries or raspberries in a private home.…Read More »

July 08 2008 Outbreak of Cyclosporiasis at a Banquet Facility, Tennessee

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Berries

A confirmed outbreak of Cyclosporiasis occurred among people who had eaten berries while at a banquet facility in Tennessee. The type of berries was not described.…Read More »

July 08 2008 Outbreak of Cyclosporiasis at a Workplace or Banquet Facility Linked to Mixed Berries, California

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Berries, Mixed Berries

A confirmed outbreak of Cyclosporiasis occurred among people who had eaten mixed berries at a workplace, or at a banquet facility, in California. The types of berries were not described.…Read More »

March 08 2008 Outbreak of Cyclosporisis Linked to Green Peas, Wisconsin

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Green Peas

A confirmed outbreak of Cyclosporiasis occurred among people who had eaten green peas while in a private home in Wisconsin. There was no description of whether the green peas were cooked or raw.…Read More »

June 05 2005 Outbreak of Cyclospora Infections at a Restaurant, Connecticut

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown Herb or Spice, Fresh Basil Cross-contamination

In June, health department officials received reports of a cluster of cases with gastrointestinal illness. The first four reported cases had eaten at the same New Haven, Connecticut, restaurant between June 24 and 25. Stool samples showed all four …Read More »

June 05 2005 Outbreak of Cyclospora Infections Linked to Fresh Basil, Quebec, Canada

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Herbs and Spices, Fresh Basil

An outbreak of Cyclospora cayetanensis was associated with eating fresh basil at a restaurant in Quebec. The basil originated from a Mexican farm and was used to prepare an uncooked appetizer.…Read More »

April 05 2005 Outbreak of Cycloporiasis at a Private Club, Massachusetts

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Visitors to the Chilton Club, in Massachusetts, became infected with the parasite, Cyclospora. The private club hosted a dinner lecture in April where over fifty people became infected. Health department officials were unable to pinpoint the food e…Read More »

February 05 2005 Multistate Outbreak of Cyclospora Cayetanensis Infections Linked to Fresh Basil, Florida

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Herbs and Spices, Fresh Basil

Florida health departments began receiving reports of gastroenteritis caused by cyclospora. The health department investigation was hindered by the long interval between ingestion and presentation of symptoms for this particular pathogen. Food ques…Read More »

June 04 2004 Outbreak of Cyclosporiasis Linked to Imported Snow Peas, Pennsylvania

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Snow Peas

Raw, Guatemalan snow peas were served in various dishes at five different events at a residential facility and led to an outbreak of Cyclospora cayetanensis. No illnesses were attributable to other meals served at the facility. Pasta salad was the …Read More »

May 01 2001 Outbreak of Cyclospora cayetanensis Infections linked to Consumption of Thai Basil, British Columbia, Canada

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Herb, Fresh Basil, Thai Basil

An outbreak of Cyclospora cayetanensis gastroenteritis was identified in British Columbia, Canada and was epidemiologically linked to the consumption of Thai basil. No cyclospora were identified in the samples of basil that were tested. Thai basil i…Read More »

July 99 1999 Outbreak of Cyclosporiasis Linked to Fresh Basil, Missouri

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Herbs and Spices, Fresh Basil, Chicken Pasta Salad, Tomato Basil Salad

An outbreak of cyclosporiasis occurred among attendees of two events held on 24 July in different counties in Missouri. Restrospective cohort studies of the 2 clusters of cases, which comprised 62 case patients, strongly associated the chicken pasta …Read More »

May 96 1996 Canadian and Multistate Outbreak of Cyclospora Linked to Guatemalan Raspberries

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Raspberries

In May and June, laboratory confirmed cases of Cyclospora cayetanensis were reported in persons residing in the United States and Ontario,Canada. Eventually cases were found in twenty U.S. states and the District of Columbia and in the Canadian Prov…Read More »

July 90 1990 Outbreak of Cyclosporiasis Linked to Chicago Hospital Physicians' Dormitory Water, Illinois

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Tap Water

An outbreak of Cyclosporiasis was epidemiologically linked to the consumption of tap water within a physicians' dormitory at a hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Drinking tap water in the physicians' dormitory or attending a housestaff association party…Read More »

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