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 Multipathogen Waterborne Outbreak Onboard a Boat

  • Organism:
  • Shigella, Cryptosporidium, Giardia
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Ice

During September, the City of Chicago had extreme rainfall which forced a discharge of wastewater into Lake Michigan. An outbreak of gastroenteritis occurred among persons who celebrated a reunion onboard a dinner boat cruise on September 13. Consu…Read More »

September 07 New Hampshire Tap Water 2007

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Well Water, Tap Water

Contaminated tap water led to an outbreak of giardiasis in a New Hampshire community. The epidemiologic studies suggested that the more tap water that was drunk the greater the risk of illness. The community was supplied by two wells. One was foun…Read More »

May 04 South Bass Island Resort Municipal Water 2004

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus, Salmonella, Campylobacter, Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Municipal

An outbreak of gastroenteritis occurred among visitors and residents of South Bass Island, Ohio. An environmental assessment and extensive testing of island water sources was performed, including use of a novel ultrafiltration water collection syste…Read More »

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