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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October 17 2017 Outbreak of Salmonella/Clostridium Perfringens Following Jambalaya Fundraiser, Columbia, Louisiana

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella, Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Jambalaya

In October 2017 the Louisiana Department of Health investigated an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness among persons who attended a softball team fundraising event held on October 16 in Columbia, Louisiana. Health officials identified Salmonella in …Read More »

October 15 2015 Gastointestinal Illness Wyoming Correctional Facility

  • Organism:
  • Chemical
  • Vehicle:
  • Chips

In October 2015 local and state public health officials in Wyoming investigated an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness among inmates and staff at a correctional facility. The majority of persons reported onset of symptoms within 1-3 hours after eati…Read More »

February 13 Norovirus Among Passengers of the Vision of the Seas Cruise Ship, 2013

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Passengers onboard the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line ship "Vision of the Seas" between February 25, 2013 and Mach 8, 2013 became ill during the voyage. The CDC reported that 118 of 1991 passengers and 3 of 764 crew members reported being ill. The pre…Read More »

December 13 2013 Outbreak of Gastrointestinal Illness Onboard MV Discovery

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus (Suspected)
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Departure of Cruise & Maritime Voyages' mv Discovery was delayed due to an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness on the ship's previous cruise. According to a spokesperson for the cruise line, 4 passengers were quaratined and others presented with sy…Read More »

April 12 2012 Sapovirus Associated with a Restaurant in Willmar, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Sapovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ham, meatballs

On April 12, 2012 the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Foodborne illness hotline received a complaint of gastrointestinal illness among a group of 13 individuals from 5 households who ate at a restaurant located in Willmar, Minnesota on April 8. …Read More »

January 10 2010 Gastrointestinal Illness Outbreak Onboard Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Balmoral

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness among passengers and crew abroad the Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Balmoral in January 2010. In total 293 of 1,163 passengers and 17 of 519 crew members reported symptoms …Read More »

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