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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September 12 2012 Outbreak of Salmonella at Milestones Learning Center, Alabama

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Health officials in Lee County, Alabama investigated an outbreak of salmonellosis in children who attended Milestones Learning Center in Auburn. At least 4 children who attended the daycare between September 24 and October 13 were ill. The infectio…Read More »

March 12 2012 Outbreak of Salmonella at a school in Ottawa, Canada

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef Poultry, Chicken, Halal Tacos Meat Lasagna

A Salmonella outbreak in Ottawa, Canada, sickened at least 40 children and 10 adults. At least three children were hospitalized. The illnesses were connected with eating at the following schools and daycare programs: Tiny Hoppers Day Care; Steve Ma…Read More »

December 10 2010 E. coli O26 in a Daycare - Kittitas County, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • unknown

Fifteen Kittitas County residents were infected with E. coli O26 in June and July 2010. Case patients ranged in age from 23 months to 7 years. One child was hospitalized. Fourteen of 15 children attended three child care facilities which were tempor…Read More »

October 08 2008 Outbreak of Salmonella Javiana at a Multi-Site Day Care Center, California

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Watermelon

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Javiana occurred among people who had eaten watermelon at a multi-stie day care center progam in California. The day care centers were served by a central kitchen. The likely origin of the outbreak was an infected…Read More »

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