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 15 2015 Outbreak of E. coli O111, Oxford County (Maine) Fair

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • animal exposure

In October 2015 Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ME CDC) staff investigated an outbreak of E. coli O111:H8 infections among two children who attended the Oxford County Fair. One child, age 20 months, attended the fair on September 16 …Read More »

June 14 2014 Outbreak of E. coli O111 Linked to Cabbage Salad, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Cabbage salad

Minnesota Department of Health traced an outbreak of E. coli O111 to cabbage salad sold at Applebee's and Yard House restaurants in June and July 2014. Fifteen people were ill. Thirteen patients ate at Applebee's Restaurants in Minnesota. One perso…Read More »

April 11 Japan Foods Forus Company Restaurants Yukhoe 2011

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Raw, Yukhoe, Steak Tartare

Yukhoe served at restaurants run by Foods Forus Company, in Japan, was linked to an outbreak of E. coli O111 and O157. As of May 8, it was not publicly known whether the E. coli O157 was the H7 type. Over 70 people were reported ill. The dead inclu…Read More »

July 09 Wyoming Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 2 2009

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 E. coli
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O111 occurred in Wyoming. Neither the vehicle of infection or the exposure location were described.…Read More »

September 08 Minnesota Day Care Person-to-Person 2008

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Person-to-Person

An outbreak of E. coli O111 occurred at a Minnesota day care program in 2008. It had been spread from person-to-person.…Read More »

August 08 2008 Country Cottage Restaurant, Non-O157 STEC

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

Customers eating at the Country Cottage Restaurant in Locust Grove, Oklahoma, between August 15 and August 24, 2008, became ill with E.coli O111. The exact mode of spread within the restaurant was never established, however the epidemiological analy…Read More »

July 07 North Dakota Wedding Reception Held in Private Home 2007

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

An outbreak of E. coli O111 occurred among attendees of a wedding reception that was held at a private home. Ground beef was the named vehicle of infection.…Read More »

April 07 North Dakota Elementary School Person-to-Person 2007

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Person-to-Person

An outbreak of E. coli O111 occurred at an elementary school in North Dakota. The infections were spread from person-to-person.…Read More »

March 07 Maine Day Care Person-to-Person 2007

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium, Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Person-to-Person

An outbreak of E. coli O111 and Cryptosporidium occurred at a day care program in Maine. The infections were passed from person-to-person.…Read More »

September 04 2004 Outbreak of E. coli O111 and Cryptosporidium Infections Linked to Apple Cider, New York

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium, Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit Beverage, Juice, Apple Cider

Direct sales of fresh pressed apple cider from an orchard in New York State led to outbreaks of E. coli O111 and Cryptosporidium parvum. The facility qualified as a retail establishment and was exempt from HACCP regulations.…Read More »

September 01 South Dakota Day Care Person-to-Person 2001

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Person-to-Person

An outbreak of E. coli O111 occurred at a South Dakota day care program. The infection had been spread from person-to-person.…Read More »

June 01 Multiple Pathogen Minnesota Day Camp Animal Contact 2001

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7, Cryptosporidium, Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

For a second year, a multiple pathogen outbreak occurred at the same university sponsored, farm day camp; a similar outbreak occurred the year before. The camp was held on campus and was for young children. The attraction of the camp was that child…Read More »

December 01 Minnesota Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 2001

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

An outbreak of E. coli O111 occurred in Minnesota. Neither the vehicle of infection or the exposure location were known.…Read More »

August 00 Utah Irrigation Water 2000

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7, Campylobacter, Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Irrigation

Cross contamination between potable drinking water and an irrigation system led to an outbreak of gastroenteritis. Multiple pathogens caused illness, such as Campylobacter jejuni, E. coli O157:H7, and E. coli O111. The outbreak occurred among perso…Read More »

June 00 Multiple Pathogen Minnesota Day Camp Animal Contact 2000

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella, Cryptosporidium, Campylobacter, Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

An outbreak due to multiple pathogens was associated with participation at a farm day camp. The camp was sponsored by a university and was held on campus for young children. There were eight camps sessions scheduled throughout the summer. Although…Read More »

December 90 Ohio Family Unknown 1990

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

Members of an Ohio family became ill due to E. coli O111:NM. The first known illness was a child who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome. The presence of E. coli O111:NM was confirmed by blood tests and stool culture. The source of the infections …Read More »

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