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 Restaurant, Boulder, Colorado

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

In December 2017 public health officials in Boulder, Colorado investigated an outbreak of norovirus that occurred among patrons of a restaurant located in Boulder. Eighteen people reported illness. Three were laboratory confirmed. No one was hospital…Read More »

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 »

May 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Fast Food Restaurant, Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill Food worker

In May 2017 investigators in Colorado Springs, Colorado learned of an outbreak of norovirus among patrons of a fast-food restaurant. Seven people reported symptoms. Four cases were laboratory confirmed. No one was hospitalized and no one died. An ill…Read More »

April 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Long Term Care Facility, Thornton, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In April 2017 public health investigators in Adams County, Colorado investigated an outbreak of norovirus at a long term care facility located in Thornton. Nineteen people were ill. Eight were laboratory confirmed. No one was hospitalized and no one …Read More »

April 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Hotel and Convention Center, Connecticut

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

In April 2017, the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) investigated reports of gastrointestinal illnesses among attendees at 3 events at a hotel and adjoin convention center held in a one week period. Among approximately 900 total attendees…Read More »

March 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Restaurant, Aurora, Colorado

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

In March 2017 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus at a sit-down restaurant located in Aurora, Colorado. Six people reported illness. Three were laboratory confirmed with norovirus. No one was hospitalized and no one…Read More »

February 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Restaurant, Littleton, Colorado

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

In February 2017 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus at a sit-down restaurant located in Littleton, Colorado. Ten people comprising two different dining groups were ill. Three were laboratory confirmed with noroviru…Read More »

March 15 2015 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Wedding Reception, Virginia

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • ill food worker

In 2015 approximately 150 guests attended a wedding reception at a Richmond, Virginia food establishment. Shortly thereafter, the Richmond City Health District received reports of vomiting and diarrhea among people who had attended the event. Thirty …Read More »

September 14 2014 Oubreak of Norovirus Involving Multiple Events and a Common Food Service Establishment, Connecticut

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Sandwiches, wraps

In September 2014 the Connecticut Department of Public Health was notified of gastrointestinal illness among attendees of two separate catered events. The first event (Group 1) was held at a residence and attended by approximately 60 persons. The sec…Read More »

December 13 2013 Outbreak of Norovirus, Minnetonka, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Nachos

On December 13, 2013 a group of individuals from 5 different households ate at a restaurant located in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) staff interviewed ill cases and non-ill cases about food consumption and illness histor…Read More »

July 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Workplace Meeting, Minnesota

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

In July 2012 Olmsted County Public Health Services (OCPHS) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) investigated an outbreak of norovirus among attendees of a small two-company business held on July 11. Box lunches for the meeting had been catere…Read More »

January 12 2012 Norovirus at a Restaurant in Arden Hills, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In January 2012 Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Ramsey County Environmental Health (RCEH) investigated an outbreak of norovirus among dining patrons of a restaurant located in Arden Hills, Minnesota. Three of five individuals from two differ…Read More »

October 04 2004 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Restaurant in Plymouth, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Produce-only Salads, Vegetable Food Worker

Two groups reported gastrointestinal illness due to Norovirus, on October 4. This prompted an investigation of a Plymouth, Minnesota, restaurant. Analysis of the second group's food history showed significant association between the consumption of …Read More »

September 89 1989 Outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis linked to fast food, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Food Worker Vegetables, Potatoes, Curly Fries Water, Ice

A large outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis was associated with eating food served from a fast food restaurant. One employee became developed gastroenteritis just one day prior to the first illness in restaurant customers. Stool collected from this e…Read More »

May 85 1985 Salmonella Enteritidis at an Elementary School Linked to Turkey Salad, Georgia

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Turkey Salad

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis occurred among students and staff of an elementary school. Risk of illness was associated with eating turkey salad during the school lunch on May 10. Culture of leftover, refrigerated turkey salad, yielded Salm…Read More »

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