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 08 2008 E. coli O157 Linked to Jimmy John's Restaurant Alfalfa Sprouts and Iceberg Lettuce

  • Organism:
  • Non-E.coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Alfalfa, Leafy Greens, Iceberg Lettuce Person-to-Person

Several University of Colorado students from one sorority became ill with symptoms of bloody diarrhea and cramping. Additional illnesses were reported. E.coli O157:NM(H-) was determined to be the cause. Consumption of alfalfa sprouts at the Jimmy …Read More »

May 07 2007 Day Camp Petting Zoo in Pinellas County

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

The Pinellas County Health Department, in Florida, received a report of illness in a nine-year-old who had attended a week-long session at a day camp; the child had come in contact with animals in the camp's petting zoo. Forty-five children, in grad…Read More »

July 03 2003 Outbreak of E. coli O157:NM Associated with Alfalfa Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Alfalfa Sprouts

An outbreak of E.coli O157:NM occurred in Colorado. Illness was associated with eating alfalfa sprouts. The E.coli O157:NM strain matched a strain that had been implicated in an outbreak in Minnesota in January. The same seed distributor was ident…Read More »

January 03 2003 Outbreak of E. coli O157 Linked to Consumption of Alfalfa Sprouts at a Minnesota Restaurant

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7, Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Alfalfa Sprouts

In February, a cluster of E.coli O157:H7 (4 cases) and E. coli O157:NM (3 cases) was detected in Minnesota. Illness appeared to be associated with eating alfalfa sprouts served at restaurants although two of the cases appeared to be caused by second…Read More »

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