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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February 16 2016 Outbreak of Clostridium botulinum, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Botulism
  • Vehicle:
  • Home-canned food

In February 2016 two people living in the same household in Grant County, Washington died of symptoms caused by Clostridium botulinum toxin. The public health investigation was challenging due to language and cultural barriers as well as the inabilit…Read More »

February 07 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Senftenberg at Arby's Restaurant, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Cross contamination

An outbreak of Salmonella Senftenberg was linked to a Grant County, Washington, Arby's Restaurant. The outbreak began in February and persisted into the summer months. The outbreak strain of Salmonella was isolated from a meat slicer. In addition,…Read More »

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