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 Suspected Norovirus, Boulder, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Colorado public health agencies received multiple complaints from customers who ate at a restaurant located in Boulder, Colorado over a week period in December. There were 52 reported cases of illness. No one was hospitalized and no one died. The me…Read More »

December 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus, Wild Ginger Restaurant, Bellevue, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

On December 26, 2017 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) staff learned of 5 ill persons from one meal party that became ill after consuming food and beverage on December 22 at Wild Ginger, a restaurant located in Bellevue, Washington. An additi…Read More »

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

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

In March 2017 local public health authorities in the Denver area investigated an outbreak of suspected norovirus among patrons of a Denver restaurant. The meal date was March 5. Twenty one people reported symptoms consistent with a norovirus infectio…Read More »

November 13 2013 Norovirus Associated with a Restaurant, Minneapolis

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ready-to-eat foods

A group of University of Minnesota graduate students became ill with norovirus after eating at a restaurant located in Minneapolis on November 16, 2013. Additionally, members of a family who ate at the restaurant on November 17 also became ill. Staff…Read More »

March 13 2013 Outbreak of Suspected Shiga Toxin E. coli Associated with a Restaurant in Minneapolis

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill foodhandler

In March 2013 two individuals from separate households reported illness following a meal at a restaurant located in Minneapolis. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Hennepin County Public Health Protection (HCPH) investigation. MDH interview…Read More »

September 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Workplace Meeting, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill foodhandler

In September 2012 Minnesota Department of Health staff investigated an outbreak of norovirus among co-workers who ate food provided by a restaurant located in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. The meal date was September 18. No other foods were provided by a…Read More »

September 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Restaurant, Wayzata, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill foodhandler

In September 2012 Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and City of Minnetonka Environmental Health (CMEH) staff investigated an outbreak of norovirus among patrons of a restaurant located in Wayzata, Minnesota. Thirty eight restaurant patrons were in…Read More »

February 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Restaurant in Elba, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In February 2012 staff at the Minnesota Department of Health and Winona County Community Services (WCCS) investigated an outbreak of norovirus after receiving a complaint of three persons ill following a meal at a restaurant located in Elba, Minnesot…Read More »

January 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus Associated with a Restaurant in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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

In January 2012 staff at the Minnesota Department of Health, the Hennepin County Human Services and public Health Department (HSPHD) and the Minneapolis Division of Environmental Health investigated an outbreak of norovirus that occurred among a grou…Read More »

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