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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October 17 2017 Norovirus Outbreaks at an Event Center, Nebraska

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill food handler

Nebraska public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus occurring among people who attended events over a three week period at an event center. Overall, 18/25 (72%) employees and 324/1383 (23.4%) attendees from 9 of 10 events completed…Read More »

February 17 2017 Outbreak of Campylobacteriosis Associated with Contaminated Municipal Water Supply, Nebraska

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Drinking water

In March 2017, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (NDHHS) and the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department investigated an outbreak of Campylobacter jenjuni infections. Overall, 39 cases were investigated, including 6 confirmed a…Read More »

February 99 1999 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Iceberg Lettuce at Golden Corral Steak House Iceberg Lettuce, Nebraska

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, leafy greens, lettuce, iceberg, head

People who ate at the Golden Corral Steak House restaurant, in Kearney County, Nebraska, during the last week of February became ill with E.coli O157:H7. Iceberg lettuce was implicated in the outbreak.…Read More »

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