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 18 2018 Outbreak of Norovirus at McDonald's, Brevard, North Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In August 2018 Transylvania Public Health in North Carolina received reports of illness among customers of a McDonald's located in Brevard. The North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health confirmed norovirus in people who were tested by their me…Read More »

June 18 2018 Outbreak of Shigella at a Potluck, Charlotte, North Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Shigella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

As many as 40 Charlotte residents became ill with Shigella, after eating contaminated food served at a potluck birthday party at an east Charlotte apartment complex, Forest Hills Townhomes. The party was held Saturday, June 30. Health officials were …Read More »

June 18 2018 Outbreak of Enteroinvasive Esherichia coli Infections at a Potluck, North Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Enteroinvasive Escherichia coli
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In 2018 the North Carolina Division of Public Health (NC DPH) investigated an outbreak of Enteroinvasive Escherichia coli (EIEC). NC DPH partnered with the local health department and the CDC to investigate the outbreak. Illnesses occurred in members…Read More »

December 18 2018 Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked to Johnston County Hams, North Carolina and Virginia

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • Ham

On October 4, 2018, federal health and regulatory officials announced an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to ready-to-eat deli ham produced by Johnston County Hams, Inc. a total of 4 cases were identified in North Carolina and Vi…Read More »

December 16 2016 Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Linked to Chapel Hill Creamery Cheese

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Cheese

In July 2016 North Carolina‚Äôs health department reported that 98 state residents have been confirmed with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium. Sixteen required hospitalization. Eight out-of-state residents were also sickened. All exposure…Read More »

November 15 2015 Clostridium perfringens linked to outbreak at a catered lunch, Pitt County, North Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • turkey

In November 2015 the North Carolina Division of Public Health, the North Carolina State Laboratory for Public Health and the Pitt County Department of Health investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens among attendees at a catered Thanksgivin…Read More »

June 15 2015 Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium at Tarheel Q, North Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • BBQ

In June 2015 Davidson County Health Department and Davie County Health Department staff worked with North Carolina Division of Public Health staff to investigate an outbreak of Salmonella among customers of the Tarheel Q, a barbeque restaurant locate…Read More »

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