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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January 19 2019 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Backyard Poultry

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Live poultry

As of June 13, 2019 a total of 279 cases of Salmonellosis had been reported by 41 states. Forty people required hospitalization. No deaths had been reported. Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicate that contact with backyard poultry such as ch…Read More »

February 14 2014 Salmonella Linked to Live Poultry in Backyard Flocks

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Live poultry

In May 2014 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella Infantis or Salmonella Newport linked to live poultry in backyard flocks. On October 21, 2014 the CDC declared the outbreak over. The number of outbreak associated cases was 363 persons repor…Read More »

March 13 2013 Multistate Outbreak of Human Salmonella Linked to Live Poultry

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • live poultry

In April 2013 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella linked to contact with chicks, ducklings, and other live poultry occuring in patients residing in multiple states. Case-patients reported in interviews with public health investigators that th…Read More »

March 12 2012 Human Salmonella Infections Linked to Live Poultry

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • live poultry

As of June 7, 2012 a total of 123 persons residing in 25 states are reported to be infected with outbreak strains of Salmonella Infantis, Salmonella Newport and Salmonella Lille. Among the persons who reported the date they became ill, illnesses bega…Read More »

March 12 2012 Multistate Outbreak of Human Salmonella Hadar Infections Linked to Live Poultry

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • live poultry

On July 23, 2012 the CDC announced a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Hadar in persons who reported contact with live poultry (e.g., chicks, ducklings, turkeys) before becoming ill. As of July 19, 2012, a total of 37 persons infected with the outb…Read More »

February 12 2012 Multistate Outbreak of Samonella Montevideo Infections Linked to Live Poultry Sold by Estes Hatchery

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella, Salmonellosis, Montevideo
  • Vehicle:
  • Live poultry, chicks, ducklings, duckling, chick, chickens, backyard poultry, Estes Hatchery,

On June 21, 2012 the CDC reported a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo linked to contact with live chicks and ducklings sold by Estes Hatchery in Springfield Missouri. By July 31, 2012 the CDC reported that a total of 76 persons living in …Read More »

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