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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July 13 2013 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Swimming in Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

In July 2013 state health officials in Minnesota identified three cases of E. coli O157 illness in Minnesotans linked to swimming in the Big Island area of Lake Minnetonka. The illnesses occurred in young adults, and all were residents of the seven-c…Read More »

July 13 2013 E. Coli O57:H7 Infections Associated with Swimming in Lake Minnetonka

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

In July 2013 the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) investigated an outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 among three individuals who shared an indistinguishable strain by PFGE, pattern MN179ECB13 (Minnesota designation). All three cases reported boating and…Read More »

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