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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November 17 2017 Gastroenteritis Among Attendees of the Shell Shocked Oyster Festival, Ocean City, Maryland

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Maryland public health officials investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among attendees of the "Shell Shocked" Oyster Festival held at Fager's Island restaurant on November 4. As many as 164 patrons reported symptoms.…Read More »

July 10 2010 Outbreak of Salmonella at Homewood at Crumland Farms Nursing Home

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of Salmonellosis occurred at the Homeland at Crumland Farms Nursing Home in Frederick County, Maryland. No cause for the illnesses was found. On inspection, the kitchen was clean, and the food workers showed no evidence of being infecte…Read More »

June 97 1997 Multistate Outbreak of Cyclospororiasis Linked to Fresh Basil at Catered Luncheons

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Herbs and Spices, Fresh Basil

A gourmet caterer that had nine stores in the northern Virginia-DC-Baltimore, Maryland metropolitan area was associated with outbreaks of cyclospora. Groups of persons developed cyclosporiasis after group luncheons. Eating dishes that contained fre…Read More »

August 90 1995 Outbreak of Salmonella Typhi at a Latin Food Festival, Maryland

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Produce-Only Salad, Potato Salad

A potato salad that had been prepared by a recent immigrant from El Salvador was implicated in an outbreak of Typhoid Fever in Montgomery County, Maryland. The salad was prepared with bare hands and without adequate temperature control. Salmonella …Read More »

August 85 1985 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Eggs at a Restaurant Chain, Maryland

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

Three restaurants in a restaurant chain in Maryland were the locations where patrons and employees were exposed to Salmonella Enteritidis. In one restaurant scrambled eggs that were served in the breakfast bar were associated with illness. Eggs wer…Read More »

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