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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May 11 2011 Outbreak of E. coli O104:H4 Linked to Fenugreek Sprouts

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

Beginning in May, an outbreak of E. coli O104:H4, an enterohemorrhagic E. coli, spread rapidly throughout northern Germany affecting mostly adults and females. On May 25, the Robert Koch Institut, Germany's disease control authority, advised the pub…Read More »

December 04 Korea Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 2004

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

A 29 year-old Korean woman developed bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain, hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and kidney failure. She was diagnosed with E. coli O104:H4. This was the first time that enterohemmorhagic E. coli O104:H4 associated HUS had b…Read More »

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