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 12 2012 Outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni Associated with a Restaurant in Apple Valley, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In October 2012 public health officials in Minnesota investigated an outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni infections among patrons of a restaurant located in Apple Valley, Minnesota. Illness histories and exposure information were obtained from 74 resta…Read More »

April 09 Kinikin Corner Dairy Unpasteurized, Raw Milk 2009

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

The Colorado Department of Public Health shut down the Kinikin Corner Dairy, LLC, after Western Slope residents became ill due to infections with Campylobacter jejuni bacteria. Over two hundred families participated in the dairy's cow-share operatio…Read More »

August 08 Mat-Valley Farm Peas 2008

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Peas

Epidemiologists in Alaska opened an investigation when an increased number of reports of Campylobacter jejuni were received between August and September. The investigators conducted a case-control study and found that consumption of peas was strong…Read More »

May 08 2008 Outbreak of Campylobacter Linked to Alexandre Eco Farms Dairy Unpasteurized Milk

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A cluster of campylobacter cases occurred in Del Norte County, California. One of the hospitalized cases was diagnosed with acute motor axonal neuropathy, a form of Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a rare complication of campylobacter infection. Guillain-Bar…Read More »

December 07 2007 Outbreak of Campylobacter infections Linked to Pleasant Valley Dairy Unpasteurized, Raw Milk, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

In Washington state, four Whatcom County residents and one Skagit County resident tested positive for the same Campylobacter jejuni strain that was found in a routine sample of raw milk from Pleasant Valley Dairy. Subsequent to the outbreak, the dai…Read More »

October 07 Kansas Pioneer Day Raw Fresh Cheese 2007

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Cheese, Unpasteurized, Raw Cheese

Campylobacter jejuni was isolated from two ill persons from different families who were members of a closed community in rural Kansas. By October 29, seventeen additional members of the community had reported gastrointestinal illness. All persons rep…Read More »

June 07 Mountain Biker Mud 2007

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Mud

Contaminated mud ingested by mountain bikers in a race was the likely cause of an outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni in British Columbia. More than 200 of 785 participants became ill. Bears, horses, chickens, and dogs had all used the bike trails pri…Read More »

July 06 2006 Outbreak of Campylobacteriosis on a Little League Baseball Team, Virginia

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Watermelon

An end of season picnic for a Virginia little league team resulted in Campylobacter jejuni infections for fifteen people. The local health department was notified of the outbreak. They conducted a cohort survey and determined that the watermelon wa…Read More »

May 06 2006 Campylobacter jejuni at California State Prisons Linked to Consumption of Spoiled Milk

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Pasteurized

Spoiled milk was the likely vehicle that sickened inmates and employees at eleven state prisons between May 16 and 26. Over 1,600 inmates reported gastrointestinal symptoms prompting an investigation by the state health department. While, bacteria …Read More »

March 02 Washington State Penitentiary Cross Contamination 2002

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Cross contamination

Five outbreak clusters of Campylobacter jejuni occurred between March, 2002, and March, 2003, at the Washington State Penitentiary, in Walla Walla, Washington. Staff and inmates were made ill. Over one-hundred persons tested positive with an identi…Read More »

January 02 2002 Outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni Infections at a High School Athletic Team Dinner, Utah

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

An outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni occurred among student athletes who attended a dinner. Raw (unpasteurized) milk was served at the event, and people were aware that the milk was raw. The milk was a gift to support the team. At the time, the sta…Read More »

November 01 Wisconsin Farm Cow Share Unpasteurized, Raw Milk 2001

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A cluster of five cases of Campylobacter jejuni was reported to the Wisconsin Division of Public Health in early December. After an initial investigation, the case definition was expanded to include people living in Sawyer County and the surrounding…Read More »

February 97 Wales Hawaiian Theme Restaurant 1997

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Chicken, Stir-Fried Chicken

A Hawaiian theme restaurant in the country of Wales was the source of an outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni serotype HS50, phage type 49. The restaurant specialized in stir-fried dishes. Illness was associated with eating stir-fried chicken pieces. …Read More »

August 96 Oklahoma Restaurant Cross Contamination Lettuce with Raw Chicken 1996

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Cross contamination, Vegetable, leafy greens, lettuce

The Jackson County Health Department, Oklahoma, investigated a cluster of Campylobacter jejuni infections that began between August 16 and 20. Basic food history questions indicated all the case-patients had eaten at a local restaurant. No specific…Read More »

April 94 1994 Campylobacter Among Visitors to a Dairy, Cardiff England, Raw Milk

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A nursery school trip to a dairy farm led to an outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni gastroenteritis. Illness was associated with the consumption of raw (unpasteurized) milk while visiting the dairy. There was a significant dose response relationship b…Read More »

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