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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August 11 Shawnee and Ben Lomond Campgrounds Water 2011

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

An outbreak of E. coli was associated with contaminated water supplies at the Shawnee and Ben Lomond campgrounds in North Fork Canyon, Weber County, Utah. The bacteria sickened at least 11 campers at the Shawnee Campground between August 2nd and 5th…Read More »

August 10 Northwestern Michigan Fair Unknown 2010

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

Three children became ill with shiga-toxin producing E. coli after attending the Northwestern Michigan Fair, in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan. All visited the fair between August 9 and 13. As of August 25, the source of the infecti…Read More »

September 09 Pacific National Exhibition Petting Zoo 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

At least 11 children and two adults who visited the petting barn during Vancouver's Pacific National Exhibition developed an infection caused by E.coli O157:H7. The ill lived throughout British Columbia and ranged in age from 21 months to 69 years. …Read More »

July 09 Texas Restaurant or Workplace Guacamole 2009

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli was associated with eating guacamole at a restaurant or a workplace in Texas.…Read More »

October 08 Harvey's Restaurant Ontario Onion 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Onions

The Harvey's Restaurant in North Bay, Ontario, Canada, was closed in October due to an outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 associated with the restaurant. The investigation concluded that the cause of the outbreak was inconsistent cleaning. The outbreak was…Read More »

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