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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December 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Sit-Down Restaurant, Aurora, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill food worker

In late December 2017 public health officials in Colorado investigated an outbreak of norovirus at a sit-down restaurant located in Aurora, Colorado. The meal date was December 29, 2017. Ill persons resided in several counties in Colorado (Denver, Do…Read More »

September 17 2017 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at Chiang Mai House Thai Restaurant, Idaho

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Spring rolls

In September 2017 public health officials in Idaho investigated an outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis among patrons of Chiang Mai House Thai Restaurant located in Boise. In total, 6 individuals were ill. Five were laboratory confirmed. Two people wer…Read More »

August 14 2014 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at Cheesecake Factory, Boise, Idaho

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Whipped Cream

In August 2014, the Central District Health Department (CDHD) in Boise, Idaho investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis among customers of the Cheesecake Factory located in Boise. Initially a cluster of 4 case patients infected with an indi…Read More »

July 12 Cryptosporidiosis in Central Idaho, July/August 2012

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Water

Nineteen cases of cryptosporidiosis were reported to the Idaho Central District Health Department in late July/early August 2012. During a normal year, the District investigates 10 cases per year. Cases were reported in residents of Boise and Merid…Read More »

September 11 Outbreak of Norovirus Among Wildland Firefighters, Idaho, 2011

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In early September 2011 an outbreak of norovirus occurred among persons responding to a wildland fire in the Lemhi Mountain Range near Howe, Idaho. Investigators at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) conducted an epidemiologic and env…Read More »

November 06 2006 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Restaurant, Idaho

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Potatoes, French Fries Sandwiches, Beef, Turkey

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus was associated with eating french fries, beef sandwiches, or turkey sandwiches while at a restaurant in Idaho.…Read More »

July 06 2006 Salmonella enteritidis at anIdaho Restaurant

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis occurred among people who had eaten at a restaurant in Idaho. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

September 95 1995 Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 Linked to Romaine Lettuce, Idaho

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy Greens, Romaine Lettuce

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who ate romaine lettuce in Idaho. The lettuce possibly was contaminated by a food handler. No other details were available.…Read More »

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