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 18 2018-2019 Multistate Outbreak of Gastrointestinal Illnesses Linked to Oysters Imported from Mexico

  • Organism:
  • Shigella, Vibrio, Campylobacter, Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw Oysters

In May 2019 the CDC and public health and regulatory officials in several states investigated an outbreak of gastrointestinal illnesses linked to imported raw oysters harvested from Estero El Cardon estuary in Baja, California Sur, Mexico. Sixteen ca…Read More »

September 17 2017 Outbreak of STEC O121 at an Athletic Center, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

In September 2017 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of E. coli O121 associated with recreational swimming at Villa Sport Athletic Center located in Colorado Springs. Three confirmed cases and three primary cases all went to th…Read More »

April 13 2013 Multi-state Outbreak of E. coli O26 Suspected to be Caused by Iceberg Lettuce

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Iceberg lettuce

In the spring of 2013 twenty six cases of E. coli O26 were reported by 13 states: Illinois (6), Minnesota (5), Wisconsin (3), Michigan (2), California (2) and Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi, New Jersey, new York, Ohio, Washington and West Virginia, …Read More »

April 12 Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O145, April-June 2012

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • unknown

In June 2012 the CDC announced an investigation by public health officials of an outbreak of E. coli O145. A total 18 persons infected with the outbreak strain were identified. Case-patients resided in 9 states: Alabama (2), California (1), Florida…Read More »

December 11 2011 Outbreak of E. coli O26 at Jimmy John's Restaurants Linked to Raw Clover Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Sprouts, Clover Sprouts

On February 15, 2012, the Centers for Disease Control first announced an ongoing investigation into illnesses linked to the consumption of raw clover sprouts consumed at Jimmy John's Restaurants in several states. The illnesses were caused by E. co…Read More »

March 10 2010 Four Mile Prison Dairy Person-to-Person and Animal Contact

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact Person-to-Person

A protracted, outbreak of E. coli O111:NM occurred at the Four Mile Prison, a Colorado correctional facility. The correctional facility housed its own dairy. During April–July, 10 inmates at the facility were diagnosed with E. coli O111(STEC O111)…Read More »

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