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 E. coli O157:H7 and E. coli O26 outbreak among Marine recruits, California

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7, Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • beef

In October 2017 an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 and E. coli O26 occurred among recruits at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego and the command's field training facilities at Edson Range, Camp Pendleton, California. Investigators identified 62 …Read More »

December 15 2015 E. coli O157 Outbreak Linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In early August 2015 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 that occurred among five patrons of Chipotle Mexican Grill located at 1415 Broadway in Seattle, Washington. Illness onset dates occurred on July 2…Read More »

July 13 2013 E. Coli O57:H7 Infections Associated with Swimming in Lake Minnetonka

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

In July 2013 the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) investigated an outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 among three individuals who shared an indistinguishable strain by PFGE, pattern MN179ECB13 (Minnesota designation). All three cases reported boating and…Read More »

October 12 Outbreak of E. coli O157 Linked to Cleveland County (NC) Fair, 2012

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157
  • Vehicle:
  • unknown

In October 2012 North Carolina state health officials investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 among persons who attended the Cleveland County Fair. The fair ran from Septebmer 26 to October 7. In total 106 people were reported ill; 25 were confirmed…Read More »

August 12 2012 E. coli at Saginaw Correctional Facility

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The Saginaw Correctional Facility was placed under quarantine due to an outbreak of E. coli in August and September 2012. At least 89 prisoners and 7 staff were ill. The majority of cases were reported from August 27-30, with 2 cases on September 2 …Read More »

July 12 Germantown, Ohio E. coli O157 Outbreak, July 2012

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157
  • Vehicle:
  • undetermined

At least 75 people were sickened after attending a picnic hosted by Neff's Lawn Care located in Germantown, Ohio. Up to 300 persons attended the picnic held on July 3, 2012. Fourteen people were hospitalized. Three patients developed hemolytic urem…Read More »

April 12 2012 E. Coli O157:H7 Linked to Consumption of Foundation Farm Unpasteurized, Raw Milk, Oregon

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7, Cryptosporidium, Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw

On April 13, the Oregon Health Authority announced that they were investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7. Nineteen patients diagnosed with E. coli O157:H7 were identified. In addition, one patient was infected with Campylobacter and one patien…Read More »

April 12 Cocke County Day Care Unknown 2012

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

On April 26, 2012, it was announced that the Tennessee Department of Health confirmed at least three cases of E. coli O157. The cases were children, and all had been hospitalized. The cause of the outbreak was not known at the time of the initial r…Read More »

April 12 2012 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce, Canada and California

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy Greens, Lettuce, Romaine

An outbreak of E. coli O157 was linked to romaine lettuce grown and distributed by Amazing Coachella Inc., which is the parent company of Peter Rabbit Farms, both based in Coachella, California. Health officials in New Brunswick, Canada identified at…Read More »

March 12 Stroupe Farm in Howard County Raw Dairy Products 2012

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Raw, Unpasteurized

On April 5, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced that they were investigating an increase in cases of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli(STEC), E. coli O157:H7, in Central Missouri that had begun in late March. A two y…Read More »

March 12 2012 Oubreak of E. coli O157 Linked to Unpasteruized Cow's Milk, Missouri

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw Milk

In March 2012 the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to consumption of unpasteurized (raw) cow's milk produced by a Howard County dairy. Nineteen cases were identified …Read More »

December 12 New Middleast Supermarket Kibbeh Beef 2012

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Kibbeh

A confirmed case of E. coli O157:H7 led to a recall of a finely ground raw beef that was sold for Kebbeh. Kebbeh are croquettes stuffed with chopped meat and bulgar rice. The chopped beef product was sold by the New Middleast Market in Ottawa, Ontari…Read More »

December 11 The Ambassador Restaurant Food Worker 2011

  • Organism:
  • E.coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Food Worker

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating at The Ambassador Restaurant in Houghton, Michigan. The outbreak began over the Christmas holiday. A food worker was suspected as the source of the outbreak.…Read More »

November 11 Kiwanis Park Place Unknown 2011

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Three people became ill in Surrey, British Columbia, after eating meals at the Kiwanis Park Place, a senior living facility. Residents of the facility customarily get together up to twice a week for a meal in the independent living facility. The il…Read More »

October 11 North Carolina State Fair Animal Contact 2011

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

An outbreak of E. coli was associated with attendance at the North Carolina State Fair. The fair was held between October 13 and October 23. The outbreak spread from the Kelley Building, one of the fair's permanent structures where sheep, goats and…Read More »

October 11 2011 Multistate Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 Linked to Salad Bars

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy Greens, Lettuce, Romaine

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was first identified in the region around Saint Louis, Missouri. Cases were found in Saint Louis, Jefferson, Saint Charles, and Saint Clair counties and in the city of Saint Louis. The cases ranged in age from 1 to 94…Read More »

October 11 New Food Classics Beef 2011

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Steak, Hamburger, Ground Beef

Frozen beef products were linked to at least one case of E. coli O157:H7 in Canada, in October, 2011. The original recall on February 18, 2012, applied to several batches of Country Morning Beef Burgers that were distributed by the COOP and TGP groce…Read More »

September 11 Tyson Fresh Meats Ground Beef 2011

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef in a private home in Butler County, Ohio. A consumer sample of leftover ground beef was tested and confirmed the presence of the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7. On September …Read More »

August 11 Wisconsin Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 2011

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A cluster of E. coli O157:H7 cases developed in Green County, Wisconsin, beginning in mid-August. As of September 18, the vehicle of infection was not known. The cases were spread throughout the county with multiple cases in some households. A 20-…Read More »

August 11 Organic Pastures Dairy Unpasteurized, Raw Milk 2011

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

Raw milk products produced by Organic Pastures Dairy were recalled and quarantined, except for cheese aged more than 60 days, by the state of California after five children were infected with the same strain of E. coli O157:H7 and drinking Organic Pa…Read More »

July 11 Cowans Gap State Park Lake Water 2011

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Recreational Water

On August 10, the Cowans Gap State Park, Pennsylvania, was closed to recreational water activities because of an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7. Sixty one percent of the cases were less than ten years of age. Four cases were from Maryland and 38 cases …Read More »

July 11 McNees Meats and Wholesale LLC Ground Beef 2011

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

An outbreak of E. coli O157:NM was attributed to the consumption of ground beef produced by McNees Meats and Wholesale, LLC, of North Branch, Michigan. The implicated beef was sold to restaurants through a retail establishment owned by McNees Meats a…Read More »

July 11 2011 Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 Linked to Strawberries, Oregon

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Strawberries

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to eating fresh strawberries produced by Jaquith Strawberry Farm, in Oregon. The farm sold berries to buyers who in turn distributed them to roadside stands and farmers' markets in Multnomah, Washington, Cla…Read More »

July 11 J & B Meats Ground Beef 2011

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

J & B Meats recalled ground beef after an investigation into two cases of E. coli O157:H7 linked the product to the illnesses. The beef had been sold to restaurants in the Cincinnati, Ohio, region.…Read More »

June 11 France Lidl Hamburger 2011

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Hamburger

Eight children were admitted to the hospital after eating hamburgers bought from the German discount chain, Lidl, and developing infections caused by E. coli O157:H7. The outbreak strain was isolated from a consumer hamburger sample collected from a…Read More »

May 11 Japan Gyukaku Restaurant Chain Beef 2011

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating at the Gyukaku restaurant chain, in Toyama prefecture, Japan, on May 6. The restaurant is a Korean-style barbeque restaurant. It was speculated that diners used the same chopsticks to cook r…Read More »

May 11 Ouachita Christian School Party Held at a Farm Mud 2011

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Mud

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among attendees of a party held at a farm for students of the Ouachita Christian School. Children who played in the farm's mud pit for more than five minutes were more likely to become ill. The Louisiana stat…Read More »

May 11 Boston Avenue Methodist Church Child Care Program, Tulsa, Oklahoma 2011

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In May 2011 Tulsa, Oklahoma health officials investigated E. coli O157 illnesses in 4 children. Three of the children attended Boston Avenue Methodist Church Child Care Program. The fourth child was a sibling of one of the confirmed day care attend…Read More »

April 11 2011 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Amira Enterprises Raw Shelled Walnuts, Canada

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Nuts, Walnuts

On April 4, the Public Health Agency of Canada announced that an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 had occurred in the provinces of Quebec, Ontario, and New Brunswick. Several people had consumed raw shelled walnuts; walnuts were suspected as the vehicle …Read More »

April 11 Japan Foods Forus Company Restaurants Yukhoe 2011

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Raw, Yukhoe, Steak Tartare

Yukhoe served at restaurants run by Foods Forus Company, in Japan, was linked to an outbreak of E. coli O111 and O157. As of May 8, it was not publicly known whether the E. coli O157 was the H7 type. Over 70 people were reported ill. The dead inclu…Read More »

April 11 Jason's Deli Guacamole 2011

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Guacamole

Patrons of Jason's Deli in Killeen, Texas, became ill with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria. The epidemiologic investigation revealed that guacamole made on April 13 was the most likely cause of the outbreak. The guacamole had been used as a sandwich sprea…Read More »

January 11 Palmyra Bologna Company Lebanon Bologna 2011

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Luncheon Meat and Sausage, Lebanon Bologna

On March 23, the Centers for Disease Control announced that there was an investigation underway into an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 that had been epidemiologically linked to the consumption of Lebanon bologna. The Palmyra Bologna Company, of Palmyra…Read More »

December 11 2011 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to White Valley Grain Fed Beef Liver, Canada

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Liver

On August 10, 2011, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and White Veal Meat Packers (Est. 412) warned the public to avoid eating the company's grain fed veal liver because it may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. There had been reports of…Read More »

December 10 2010-2011 Multistate DeFranco and Sons In Shell Hazelnuts

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Nuts, Hazelnuts

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating in-shell hazelnuts(also known as filberts)purchased from bulk bins in grocery stores or in a repacked form. The E. coli strains isolated from case patients, and from a consumer product sample…Read More »

November 10 Thanksgiving Family Gathering Unknown 2010

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A Thanksgiving family gathering, held in a private home, in Jasper County, Missouri, was blamed for an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7. As of December 13, the food vehicle had not been determined.…Read More »

October 10 2010 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Baugher's Orchard and Farm Unpasteurized Apple Cider, Maryland

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit or Vegetable Beverages, Juice, Apple, Cider, Unpasteurized

An outbreak linked to drinking Baugher's Orchard and Farm apple cider and E. coli O157:H7 was announced by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on November 5, 2012. In total 7 patients were identified. Five patients were confirmed wi…Read More »

October 10 2010 Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Bravo Farms Dutch Style Gouda Cheese

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Cheese, Unpasteurized, Raw Cheese

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to the consumption of Bravo Farms Dutch Style Gouda Cheese. The cheese was sold, and was provided as in-store samples, at Costco Wholesale Corporation outlets. Laboratory testing of two opened, and one unop…Read More »

August 10 Canada Folklorama Fruit Compote 2010

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Fruit Compote, Cross Contamination

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who attended the Folklorama in Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada. The majority of the cases had eaten at the Russian Pavilion during the first week of August. The suspected vehicle of infection was frui…Read More »

August 10 Kabul Farms Beef 2010

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Tenderloin, Beef Chunks, Ground Beef

Beef sold at a Kabul Farms retail outlet, on August 6, in North York, Ontario, Canada, was associated with an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7. Kabul Farms sold halal meat that was wrapped at the store for sale on demand.…Read More »

July 10 Rush County Fair Unknown 2010

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

At least two young children became critically ill after getting infected with E. coli O157:H7. Both had visited the Rush County Fair during the week before their illnesses began. One of the children visited the petting zoo at the fair.…Read More »

July 10 Little Sailors Child Development Center Unknown 2010

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The Tri-County Health Department announced an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 that occurred at a child care facility in Northglenn, Colorado. The source of the outbreak was unknown.…Read More »

July 10 Bemidji Beach/Diamond Point Park Beach Recreational Water 2010

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational Water

Three persons developed E. coli O157:H7 infections after swimming at Diamond Point Park Beach in early July. The outbreak was likely caused by swallowing lake water while swimming. The beach was temporarily closed but then was reopened after tests …Read More »

June 10 2010 E. coli O157:H7 and Campylobacter Linked to Billy Goat Dairy Raw Goat Milk, Longmont, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter, E.coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Goat, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

An outbreak of E. coli O157 and Campylobacter occurred among persons who drank raw goat's milk from the Billy Goat Dairy in Longmont, Colorado. The Billy Goat Dairy operated a goat share program in which customers bought a share of a goat and in ret…Read More »

June 10 Rocky Mountain Natural Meats Bison 2010

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Game, Bison

Tenderized and ground bison meat products were recalled after a cluster of E. coli O157:H7 cases was identified in Colorado and New York state. The meat was produced by the Rocky Mountain Natural Meats Company, located in Henderson, Colorado. The …Read More »

May 10 Hartmann Dairy Farm a.k.a. Minnesota Organic Milk a.k.a. M.O.M.' s Raw Milk 2010

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7, Cryptosporidium, Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

In May, raw milk purchased from the Hartmann Dairy Farm was linked to an outbreak of eight cases of E. coli O157:H7. The specific strain of E. coli O157:H7 that was found in the case-patients was found in multiple animals and at multiple locations on…Read More »

May 10 Yaman Restaurant Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 resulted when the Yaman Restaurant in St. Catherine's, Ontario, Canada, remained open during a water service disruption. When a water main had broken and the restaurant's water was shut off, the restaurant continued to …Read More »

April 10 Shawn McNally's Class Act Family Fitness Center Well Water 2010

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Well

At least 14 people became ill after drinking water at Shawn McNally's Class Act Family Fitness Center, near Jackson, Missouri. Laboratory tests confirmed the presence of E. coli in samples taken from a drinking fountain, a faucet, and directly from …Read More »

March 10 Fletch Family Day Care Person-to-Person 2010

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Person-to-Person

A child died as a consequence of an E. coli O157:H7 infection he acquired at the Fletch Family Day Care, in Vancouver, Washington. The outbreak appeared to have been spread person-to-person. The environmental assessment and epidemiologic analysis r…Read More »

March 10 Peppa's Korean BBQ 2010

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Beginning in March, seven cases of E.coli O157:H7 were linked to eating at the Peppa's Korean BBQ in Honolulu, Hawaii. The restaurant closed temporarily after food handling violations were observed. The exact cause of the outbreak was not available…Read More »

February 10 2010 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at Feltham Hill Infant & Nursery School, England

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

As many as 25 pupils at Feltham Hill Infant & Nursery School, in England, developed gastroenteritis. The day care program closed after two children were taken to the hospital. Thirteen illnesses were subsequently confirmed as E. coli O157:H7. On Fe…Read More »

February 10 Jackie's Jersey Milk Raw Milk 2010

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to the consumption of raw milk produced by Jackie's Jersey Milk, a dairy in Whatcom County, Washington. Tests of the dairy's milk by the State Department of Agriculture, in May, failed to find E. coli in the…Read More »

January 10 Adams Farm Slaughterhouse, LLC, Ground Beef 2010

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

Ground beef processed by the Athol, Massachusetts based Adams Farm Slaughterhouse, LLC., was recalled on January 11 after the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) confirmed a positive ground beef sample for E. coli O157:H7. The hamburge…Read More »

December 10 Valley Meat Company Ground Beef/Hamburger Patties 2010

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Hamburger

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) detected an outbreak of six cases of E. coli O157:H7 and reported these to the Food Safety and Inspection Service(FSIS) in July, 2010. The E.coli O157:H7 that was identified was an unusual strain as…Read More »

December 09 South Dakota Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 3 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in South Dakota. Neither the vehicle of infection or the exposure location were described.…Read More »

October 09 Crocetti's Oakdale Packing DBA South Shore Meats, Inc. at Camp Bournedale Ground Beef 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

At least 20 students and chaperones from the Lincoln Middle School, in Rhode Island, suffered diarrhea after a trip to Camp Bournedale in Cedarville, Massachusetts. Two students tested positive for E. coli O157:H7. Two students were hospitalized for …Read More »

October 09 Ontario Canada Wendy's Restaurant Lettuce 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy Green, Unknown

At least four persons were sickened with E.coli as a result of eating at a Wendy's Restaurant in Fredericton. Public health officials were reported as saying that the outbreak was linked to salads that were prepared before October 27.…Read More »

October 09 Sponsel's Minnesota Harvest Petting Zoo Llama Contact 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

Two children were hospitalized with hemolytic uremic syndrome caused by E. coli O157:H7 after having contact with animals at a petting zoo. One child was known to have had contact with a llama. The same strain of E. coli O157:H7 was isolated from t…Read More »

October 09 Rhode Island Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 3 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in Rhode Island. Neither the vehicle of infection or the exposure location were described.…Read More »

September 09 Pacific National Exhibition Petting Zoo 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

At least 11 children and two adults who visited the petting barn during Vancouver's Pacific National Exhibition developed an infection caused by E.coli O157:H7. The ill lived throughout British Columbia and ranged in age from 21 months to 69 years. …Read More »

September 09 Fairbank Farms Ground Beef 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Hamburger

A cluster of illnesses with matching strains of E.coli O157:H7 was investigated by the Centers for Disease Control and state health departments, Cluster ID #0910MAEXH-1. On October 31, a recall of over 500,000 pounds of beef products from Fairbanks …Read More »

September 09 2009 E. coli O157:H7 and Non-O157 E. coli Linked to Dungeness Valley Creamery Raw Whole Milk, Washington

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7, Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

An outbreak was linked to the consumption of raw, unpasteurized, whole milk produced by the Dungeness Valley Creamery. There were a total of three cases. There were two E. coli strains implicated. One strain was confirmed and was E. coli O121. Th…Read More »

September 09 2009 Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Church Brothers LLC Leafy Greens

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy Greens, Romaine Lettuce, Iceberg Lettuce

In September, 2009, a cluster of patients who had been infected with an indistinguishable strain of E. coli O157:H7 was identified. Initially case-patients were identified in Colorado, Utah, and New York State. Additional case-patients were identif…Read More »

September 09 King County Restaurant Unknown 2 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating at a restaurant in King County, Washington. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

September 09 King County Restaurant Unknown 3 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating at a restaurant in King County, Washington. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

September 09 Illinois Private Home or Restaurant Guacamole 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Guacamole

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating guacamole in a private home, or in a restaurant, in Illinois.…Read More »

September 09 2009 Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 at a Restaurant, Washington

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who had eaten at a restaurant in Washington state. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

September 09 Washington Restaurant Unknown 3 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who had eaten at a restaurant in Washington state. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

September 09 2009 Multistate outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to leaf lettuce

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Leafy Greens, Romaine lettuce

In September 2009 public health officials in Colorado, Minnesota, North Carolina, Iowa, Connecticut, and Missouri identified a cluster of patients with an indistinguishable strain of E. coli O157. The cluster was assigned 0910MLEXH-1. Two Colorado …Read More »

September 09 California Day Care Center Unknown 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in a California day care center. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

August 09 2009 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at a Welsh Dance Camp

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Persons who attended a Welsh Dance Camp between July 29 and August 9, 2009, developed symptoms consistent with E.coli O157:H7. Two cases were confirmed as E. coli O157:H7; the strains matched each other. Pembrokeshire County Council's Public Protect…Read More »

August 09 Godstone Farm and Playbarn 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal contact

Thirteen children were hospitalized after an outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 that was linked to a visit to Godstone farm. The Godstone Farm is located in Redhill, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. The farm had areas where visitors could touch the animals.…Read More »

August 09 Tenby, Wales Restaurant 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Five people developed E.coli O157:H7 after eating at an undisclosed restaurant in Pembrokeshire. The source meals were eaten between July 31 and August 15.…Read More »

August 09 Douglas County Daycare Custom Slaughtered Beef 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef Person-to-Person

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred at a day care program in Douglas County, Minnesota. The vehicle of infection was confirmed to be custom slaughtered beef. Person-to-person transmission was also documented.…Read More »

August 09 Mexican Style Restaurant Chain Cross Contamination 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Cross Contamination Unknown

Three cases of E. coli O157:H7 infection occurred in Minnesota residents. The cases were infected with a genetically identical strain of E. coli O157:H7 and had eaten at locations of a Mexican style restaurant chain. An additional case, identified i…Read More »

August 09 New York Camp Beef 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating beef while at a camp in New York state.…Read More »

August 09 Ohio Unknown Private Home Homemade Ice Cream 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Ice Cream, Homemade

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating homemade ice cream in a private home in Ohio. The specific ice cream ingredients were not described.…Read More »

August 09 Oregon Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 3 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in Oregon. Neither the vehicle of infection or the exposure location were described.…Read More »

July 09 United Kingdom Llay Fish Bar 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Llay Fish Bar was associated with an outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 in Wrexham County Borough, Wales, United Kingdom. The restaurant was known for its fish and chips, however other food items were available for sale. The cause of the outbreak has not b…Read More »

July 09 Lawrence County Fair Animal Contact 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to attendance at the county fair. All cases had contact with animals while at the fair. None of the cases knew one another or associated with one another. Secondary illnesses occurred in the households of …Read More »

July 09 New York Private Home Ground Beef 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef at a private home in New York state.…Read More »

July 09 New York Private Home Ground Beef 2 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef at a private home in New York state.…Read More »

July 09 New York Unknown Location Ground Beef 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in New York state. The vehicle of infection was ground beef. The exposure location was not described.…Read More »

June 09 Sit Down Restaurants in Minnesota Steak 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Steak

Two cases of E. coli O157:H7 infection with the same PFGE pattern occurred in Hennepin County, Minnesota, residents. Both cases reported eating dishes that included steak at sit down restaurants in the seven days prior to becoming ill. The steak ha…Read More »

June 09 2009 E. coli O157:H7 at an Employee Catered Lunch, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown Cross Contamination

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among a company's employees who attended a lunch that was catered by a grocery store. One culture-confirmed case did not attend the lunch, but had consumed ground beef purchased from the same grocery store. A…Read More »

May 09 Florida Correctional Facility Multiple Foods and Factors 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Luncheon Meat, Turkey Ham, Macaroni and Cheese, Cake, Food Worker, Person-to-Person

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred at a Florida correctional facility and was likely spread through common food items served at a dinner served on May 17. Person-to-person spread could not be ruled out. Many of the inmates worked in food servi…Read More »

May 09 2009 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at a Mower County Graduation Party

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Produce-Based Salad, Potato Salad

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating potato salad at a graduation party held in Mower County, Minnesota. One of the cases had developed bloody diarrhea prior to preparing the potato salad and was the likely source of con…Read More »

May 09 Florida Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in Florida. Neither the vehicle of infection or the exposure location were described.…Read More »

May 09 Washington Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in Washington state. Neither the vehicle of infection or the exposure location were described.…Read More »

May 09 Colorado Restaurant Unknown 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating at a restaurant in Colorado. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

April 09 JBS Swift Company Ground Beef 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Hamburger

A multistate outbreak (Cluster ID # 0906WIEXH-1)was discovered involving ground beef produced by the JBS Swift Company. Most ill persons had consumed ground beef; many reported that it was undercooked. Samples from unopened packages of ground beef r…Read More »

April 09 Valley Meats, LLC Ground Beef 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

On May 21, The Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) recalled 95,898 pounds of Valley Meats, LLC, ground beef produced on March 10. A girl from Ohio died from an E.coli O157:H7 infection; her illness was likely linked to meat served at a Veterans' F…Read More »

April 09 Multistate Pre-packaged Lettuce 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Leafy Greens, Lettuce, Pre-packaged

A multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating pre-packaged lettuce. The outbreak resulted in sixteen cases. A Minnesota state disease summary stated that cases were from a total of four states; the states were not identified. …Read More »

March 09 2009 Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Nestle Raw Refrigerated Prepackaged Cookie Dough

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw Cookie Dough Grains, Flour

Eighty ill persons infected with a single strain of E. coli O157:H7 were identified in at least 31 states. At least 70 of these illnesses were confirmed by an advanced DNA test as being the same strain of E.coli O157: H7. An epidemiological study i…Read More »

March 09 2009 E. Coli O157:H7 at a Connecticut Workplace Cafeteria Chicken Tenders

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Chicken, Chicken Tenders

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating chicken tenders at a workplace cafeteria in Connecticut. Several findings from this investigation indicated that consumption of chicken tenders were the most likely cause of this out…Read More »

March 09 Michigan Unknown Location Beef and Lamb 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef Lamb

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating beef or lamb in Michigan. The exposure location was not described.…Read More »

February 09 Cook County Kindercare 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Person-to-Person

Twenty one children and a teacher developed E.coli O157:H7 due to poor handwashing and sanitation practices at the facility. E.coli can be spread from person-to-person when infected persons do not adequately wash their hands or clean diaper changing…Read More »

January 09 Western National Stock Show Petting Zoo 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

An outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 probably originated in the "Feed the Animals" exhibit at the Western National Stock Show in Denver. Four specimens from floor sweepings and the mats on which animals stood in the "Feed the Animals" area tested positive …Read More »

January 09 Massachusetts Private Home Ground Beef Hamburger 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Hamburger

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef at a private home in Massachusetts.…Read More »

December 09 Utah Rodeos Animal Contact 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

In the summer of 2009, the Utah Department of Health investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7. Although 13 out of the 14 cases had eaten ground beef, the ground beef traceback and laboratory testing were all negative. Twelve cases reported atten…Read More »

October 08 Ixtapa Bajaras, Inc., DBA Ixtapa Family Mexican Restaurant Guacamole 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Guacamole

Eating at the Ixtapa Restaurant in Lake Stevens, Washington, was linked to an outbreak of E.coli O157:H7. The menu was complicated and hampered investigation. Guacamole was epidemiologically associated with illness. It was unknown how the guacamol…Read More »

October 08 2008 Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 at Little Red Rooster Restaurant Ontario

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Lettuce, Romaine

The owners of Little Red Rooster Restaurant, in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, closed the restaurant in October after an outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 was discovered. This outbreak was one of four, concurrent, outbreaks of E.coli O157:H7 occurri…Read More »

October 08 Youth Hunting Event 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Game, Buffalo, Pulled Cross contamination

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who participated in a youth hunting event in Tennessee. Illness was associated with eating the noon meal, on October 25, and with eating pulled buffalo meat served at this meal. The meal was serv…Read More »

October 08 2008 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Unpasteurized Apple Cider, Iowa

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit Beverage, Juice, Apple Cider

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to drinking unpasteurized, apple cider at a fair in Iowa.…Read More »

September 08 Vermont Livestock, Slaughter, and Processing Company Ground Beef 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

In October,the Vermont Department of Health issued two warnings about eating undercooked beef in response to an increase in E.coli O157:H7 cases. The cases were thought to be linked to a single source of ground beef that had been distributed to a fe…Read More »

September 08 2008 E. coli O157 Linked to Jimmy John's Restaurant Alfalfa Sprouts and Iceberg Lettuce

  • Organism:
  • Non-E.coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Alfalfa, Leafy Greens, Iceberg Lettuce Person-to-Person

Several University of Colorado students from one sorority became ill with symptoms of bloody diarrhea and cramping. Additional illnesses were reported. E.coli O157:NM(H-) was determined to be the cause. Consumption of alfalfa sprouts at the Jimmy …Read More »

September 08 Forest Ranch Fire Department Fund Raiser Beef Tri-tip 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Tri-tip, Barbeque

At least 27 people became ill due to E. coli O157:H7 after attending a fund raiser for the Forest Ranch Fire Department (Butte County). E. coli O157:H7 bacteria was found on frozen, leftover meat. It matched the E. coli O157:H7 bacteria that was fo…Read More »

September 08 California Restaurant or Grocery Store or Nursing Home Unknown 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in California. The exposure locations were restaurant, grocery store, and nursing home. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

September 08 New York Private Home Ground Beef and Steak 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Steak

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who had eaten ground beef or steak in a private home in New York state.…Read More »

September 08 Minnesota Child Care Facility Person-to-Person 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Person-to-Person

An outbreak of an identical strain of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among students of a child care facility in Washington county, Minnesota.…Read More »

September 08 Minnesota Child Care Facility 2 Person-to-Person 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Person-to-Person

An outbreak of an identical strain of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among students and a parent of a Stearns county, Minnesota, child care facility.…Read More »

September 08 Multistate Restaurant Iceberg Lettuce 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Lettuce, Iceberg

Public health investigators in one California county, in October, 2008, investigated the illnesses of two girls infected with the same strain of E. coli O157:H7. The girls had eaten at the same chain restaurant; the name of the restaurant was never d…Read More »

August 08 Vermont Picnic and Private Home Raw Milk and Ice Cream 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Ice Cream, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in Orleans County, Vermont, among people who had consumed unpasteurized milk or unpasteurized ice cream. The milk likely originated from a local producer. No milk was tested so no confirmation of the source w…Read More »

August 08 2008 Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 in Colorado

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Melon, Cantaloupe Beef, Ground Beef

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who had eaten cantaloupe or ground beef at a private home in Colorado.…Read More »

August 08 Multistate Unknown Location Spinach 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy Greens, Spinach

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in the United States. The vehicle was described as spinach. The exposure location or states were not described. Concurrent with this outbreak was an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 involving Aunt Mid's b…Read More »

August 08 Minnesota Pool Party Person-to-Person 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Person-to-Person

An outbreak of an identical strain of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among acquaintance households subsequent to an Olmstead county pool party at the home of a child who had diarrhea.…Read More »

July 08 R & S Meat Hamburger 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Hamburger

A barbeque event at the Bay Club in Huntington, New York, was the source of E.coli O157:H7 for two families. A child from North Carolina had eaten a hamburger at the event and became ill three days later after returning to North Carolina. Another c…Read More »

July 08 Whole Foods, Simsbury Town Farm Dairy Unpasteurized, Raw Milk 2008

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

Initially two cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome were reported through the routine disease surveillance system in Connecticut. The ill were children who had a history of consuming raw milk from the Simsbury Town Farm Dairy. Additional laboratory co…Read More »

July 08 S & S Foods at Goshen Boy Scout Camp Ground Beef 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Hamburger

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7, in July and August, 2008, at a Boy Scout camp in Goshen, Virginia, was traced to contaminated hamburger meat. Investigations found that hamburger meat was produced and distributed by S & S Foods, LLC, of Azusa, Califo…Read More »

July 08 Evergreen Playfield Elk 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

In the summer, three sporadic cases of genetically identical, E.coli O157:H7 occurred in children. There was no common food or water exposures for the illnesses. By the end of October, nine cases were known. All children were found to have some rec…Read More »

July 08 2008 Outbreak of E. coli O157 Linked to Consumption of Ground Beef at an Alaska Boarding House

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

Three people became ill with E. coli O157:H7 after eating ground beef at a boarding house in Alaska.…Read More »

July 08 New York Restaurant and Private Home Beef 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who had eaten beef while at a restaurant and a private home in New York state.…Read More »

July 08 Maryland Restaurant 2 Unknown 2008

  • Organism:
  • Non-E.coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:NM (H-) occurred among people who had eaten at a restaurant in Maryland. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

July 08 California Unknown Location or Restaurant or Nursing Home Unknown Vehicle 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in California. The exposure locations were described as restaurant, nursing home, and unknown location. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

July 08 North Carolina Restaurant Pepperoni 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Luncheon Meat and Sausage, Pepperoni

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who had eaten pepperoni at a restaurant in North Carolina.…Read More »

June 08 Nebraska Beef Ltd./ Dorothy Lane Markets/Whole Foods Market Ground Beef July, 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

In late July, PulseNet alerted the Centers for Disease Control regarding a cluster of E. coli O157 isolates from eight states with an indistinguishable pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) genetic pattern. Several of the case-patients revealed th…Read More »

June 08 Illinois Restaurant Unknown 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Two people became ill due to an infection with E. coli O157:H7. They had eaten at a restaurant in Illinois; the vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

June 08 2008 Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 at a Restaurant, Washington

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Two people developed infections caused by E. coli O157:H7 after eating at a restaurant in Washington state. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

June 08 Maryland Private Home Unknown 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people in a private home in Maryland. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

June 08 Long Term Care Facility Unknown 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among residents of one wing of a long term care facility in Brown county, Minnesota. No cases were identified among staff or residents of the other wing of the facility. The investigation failed to reveal any…Read More »

June 08 Cattle Contact at a Minnesota Farm Animal Contact 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact, Cattle

Two cases of E. coli O157:H7 infection with a matching genetic fingerprint were linked to contact with cattle at a farm in Minnesota. One of the cases worked at the farm; the other case visited the farm.…Read More »

May 08 Nebraska Beef Ltd/Kroger Company Ground Beef May, 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Hamburger

A multistate epidemiologic investigation into an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 began in Ohio. The data indicated a significant association between illness and eating ground beef purchased at one of several Kroger Company stores in Michigan and Ohio. A…Read More »

May 08 Herb Depot and Autumn Olive Farm Unpasteurized (Raw) Goat Milk 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Goat, Raw Milk

A child developed hemolytic uremic syndrome after consuming raw goat's milk that had been purchased at a local store, the Herb Depot. Another child was identified to have E.coli O157:H7; this child's family reported consuming milk that had been purc…Read More »

May 08 Northwest Fruit and Produce Inc. Bagged Lettuce 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy Greens, Packaged, Lettuce

Bagged lettuce was implicated in an outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 in Washington state. Six cases were in Pierce county. These persons had eaten the lettuce in salads at Pacific Lutheran University and at the LaQuinta banquet facility. There were four…Read More »

May 08 2008 E. Coli O157:H7 at a Tennessee Prison Linked to pre-packaged Salad

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Leafy Greens, Pre-packaged salad

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to the consumption of pre-packaged salad at a prison in Tennessee.…Read More »

May 08 Colorado Private Home Ground Beef 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef. Ground Beef

Two people became ill due to E. coli O157:H7 after eating ground beef that had been eaten in a private home.…Read More »

May 08 Murray County Child Care Person-to-Person 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Person-to-Person

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred at a child care center in Murray County, Minnesota. Seventeen persons(including a teacher, a family member, children) were laboratory confirmed as infected with the same strain of E. coli O157:H7. The outbrea…Read More »

March 08 Sarpy County, Nebraska, Roast Beef 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Roast Beef, Whole

Roast beef that was served at a reception hall in Sarpy County, Nebraska, led to an outbreak of E.coli O157:H7. The meat was prepared at a private home and brought to the event. It was unclear whether the beef was contaminated during or after prepar…Read More »

March 08 Massachusetts Undescribed Location Unknown Vehicle 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in the state of Massachusetts. The vehicle of infection and the exposure location were not described.…Read More »

February 08 Beast Feast and Wild Game Supper at Eastern Shore Baptist Church Unknown Vehicle 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who had eaten at Beast Feast and Wild Game Supper at the Eastern Shore Baptist Church in Daphne, Alabama. The source of the E. coli was not known. Turkey, deer, elk, pork, and dishes mad…Read More »

February 08 California Restaurant Ice Cream 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Ice Cream, Raw

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to eating ice cream in a restaurant in California. It was not stated whether the ice cream was pasteurized.…Read More »

December 07 2008 Rochester Meat Company and Tony Roma Restaurants Ground Beef

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

In January, 2008, public health investigators in Wisconsin and California investigated E.coli related illnesses in persons who had eaten at Tony Roma's restaurants. The E.coli strains were a genetic match to one another. The ground beef patties were…Read More »

December 07 Sekiya's Restaurant Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 began in December, 2007, when six patrons of Sekiya's Restaurant developed infections caused by E. coli O157:H7. It was thought that the food handling violations discovered in December were corrected, however additiona…Read More »

November 07 Wyoming Restaurant and Private Home Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred at a restaurant and at a private home in Wyoming. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

October 07 2007 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Unpasteurized Apple Cider, Massachusetts

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit Beverage, Juice, Apple Cider, Unpasteurized

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in Massachusetts among people who drank unpasteurized, apple cider. The location of exposure was not described.…Read More »

October 07 Florida Restaurant Sandwich 2007

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Sandwich

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to eating a sandwich(unspecified) at a restaurant in Florida.…Read More »

September 07 El Rancherito Restaurant Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among customers of the El Rancherito Restaurant, in Effingham, Illinois. The vehicle of infection was unknown.…Read More »

September 07 Illinois Restaurant 7 Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred at a restaurant in Illinois. No vehicle of infection was named.…Read More »

September 07 Massachusetts School Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • Non-E.coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:NM (H-) occurred at a school in Massachusetts. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

September 07 Kansas Restaurant 2 Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • Non-E.coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:NM (H-) was linked to eating at a restaurant in Kansas. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

September 07 Georgia Church Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to eating at a church in the state of Georgia. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

September 07 California Private Home Ground Beef 2007

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to eating ground beef in private homes in the state of California.…Read More »

August 07 Interstate Meat Distributors Ground Beef 2007

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Hamburger

An outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 was detected in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska in August. The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service issued a recall on ground beef processed by Interstate Meat Distributors. The contaminated meat was sold between Aug…Read More »

August 07 2007 Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Cargill Ground Beef Sold at Sam's Club Stores

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Hamburger

A multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 began in August and led to the eventual recall of 845,000 pounds of Cargill ground beef. Forty six cases were reported by 15 states. Interviews with the case-patients found a common exposure of Cargill hambu…Read More »

August 07 Minnesota State Fair Animal Contact 2007

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact, Cattle

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who showed cattle or visited the cattle barn at the Minnesota State Fair.…Read More »

August 07 North Carolina Day Care Center Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred at a day care center in North Carolina. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

August 07 Tennessee Restaurant 5 Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who had eaten at a restaurant in Tennessee. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

July 07 Totino's or Jeno's Pizza 2007

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Pizza, Pizza with meat, pepperoni

A multistate outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 was investigated. An epidemiological study that compared foods eaten by ill persons to foods eaten by well persons showed that eating frozen, pepperoni pizza and that was produced by the General Mills Company …Read More »

July 07 Topps Ground Beef Patties 2007

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Hamburger

A multistate outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 occurred among persons who had consumed the same brand of frozen ground beef patties. Ground beef patties recovered from patients' homes and from unopened packages of Topp's brand frozen ground beef patties yi…Read More »

July 07 Stew Leonard's Ground Beef 2007

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

Three people from one family were diagnosed with E. coli O157:H7 infections after eating undercooked ground beef that had been purchased from Stew Leonard's supermarket, in Yonkers, New York. The supermarket had purchased beef from two supplier and …Read More »

July 07 2007 Minnesota High School Potluck Dinner Baked Beans and Unknown Fruit

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Baked Beans Fruit

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who attended a potluck meal at a Hennepin County, Minnesota, high school. There were reports of a lack of serving utensils at the event, and that utensils were used to serve multiple item…Read More »

July 07 Minnesota Private Home Sirloin Ball Tip Steaks 2007

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Steak, Sirloin Tip Ball

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in Minnesota. Sirloin ball tip steak was named as the vehicle of infection. The steaks had been purchased from the same retailer and likely originated from one of two beef processing companies in Kansas.…Read More »

July 07 Massachusetts Camp Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred at a camp in Massachusetts. No vehicle of infection was named.…Read More »

July 07 South Carolina Restaurant 3 Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to eating at a restaurant in South Carolina. The vehicle of infection was not named.…Read More »

July 07 Alabama Restaurant Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred at a restaurant in Alabama. The vehicle of infection was not named.…Read More »

July 07 Tennessee Restaurant Sirloin Steak 2006

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Steak, Sirloin

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to eating sirloin steak while at a restaurant in Tennessee.…Read More »

June 07 2007 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at Little Rosie's Mexican Taqueria, Alabama

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy Greens, Shredded Lettuce Cross contamination

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred at Little Rosie's Mexican Taqueria in Huntsville, Alabama. The source of the outbreak was believed to have been shredded lettuce which became contaminated at the restaurant.…Read More »

June 07 Pennsylvania Unknown Location 3 Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in Pennsylvania. Neither the vehicle of infection or the location of the outbreak were named.…Read More »

June 07 Oregon Restaurant 5 Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • Non-E.coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:NM was linked to a restaurant in Oregon. The vehicle of infection was not named.…Read More »

June 07 Minnesota Day Care Person-to-Person 2007

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Person-to-Person

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred at a home daycare in Ramsey County, Minnesota. Eight of the nine children in the daycare ultimately tested positive for E. coli O157. One child had been ill before the others and had returned to the day care b…Read More »

June 07 Kentucky Unknown Location Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in Kentucky. The vehicle of infection and the exposure location were not named.…Read More »

May 07 The Grill at the Meat Market Tri-tip Steak 2007

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Tri-tip, bladed, tenderized

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked tri-tip beef made by The Grill at the Meat Market, in Fresno, California. The contaminated beef had been sold at the Meat Market and to catered events, in mid May. The outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 was…Read More »

May 07 Captain's Galley Seafood Restaurant Goat Slaughter 2007

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among patrons of the Captain's Galley Restaurant in China Grove, North Carolina. Case-patients had eaten at the restaurant between May 26 and June 3. The restaurant was closed on June 18 by public health offi…Read More »

May 07 Davis Creek Meats and Seafood Company Beef Products 2007

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Steak, Ground

In May, the Davis Creek Meats and Seafood Company of Kalamazoo, Michigan, recalled tenderized beef steaks and ground beef due to possible contamination with E. coli O157:H7. The recall was issued in response to a Michigan Department of Community Heal…Read More »

April 07 United Food Group Ground Beef 2007

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

An outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 occurred in the western states as a result of eating contaminated ground beef products produced by United Food Group, LLC. The ground beef had been sold under a variety of brand names. The meat was produced in April, 20…Read More »

March 07 2007 San Diego Souplantation

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The Foothill Ranch Souplantation, in San Diego, California, was the source of an E.coli O157:H7 outbreak. Fifteen patrons and one employee became ill. All had eaten at the restaurant between March 23 and March 25. No source for the contamination a…Read More »

March 07 PM Beef Holdings Ground Beef 2007

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

E.coli O157:H7 infections had been traced to the consumption of ground beef purchased at Byerly's and Lund's grocery stores in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The beef originated from PM Beef Holdings, a company located in Windom, Minnesota. The same strai…Read More »

March 07 Hoss Family Steak and Sea House Restaurants Beef 2007

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Steak, Sirloin, Beef Tips, Tenderized, Bladed

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among patrons of the Hoss Family Steak and Sea House Restaurants in Pennsylvania. the central plant of HFX, Inc., prepared the beef for this Pennsylvania restaurant chain and appeared to be the source of the b…Read More »

March 07 Pennsylvania Banquet Facility Jerky 2007

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Jerky

A confirmed outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 occurred among people who ate jerky at a banquet facility in Pennsylvania. The type of jerky was not specified.…Read More »

March 07 Kaua'i, Hawaii, Restaurants Mesclun Lettuce Mix From an Unnamed, Local Lettuce Farm 2007

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Leafy Greens, Mesclun lettuce mix

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who ate lettuce at restaurants on the island of Kaua'i, Hawaii. Mesclun lettuce mix was named as the vehicle of infection. The lettuce was grown on a local farm near a cattle ranch. Rec…Read More »

March 07 Oregon Unknown Location Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • Non-E.coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:NM occurred in Oregon. The vehicle of infection and the exposure location were not named.…Read More »

March 07 California Restaurant Multiple Foods 2007

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown, Multiple Foods

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among patrons of a restaurant in California. The vehicle of infection was stated as "multiple foods."…Read More »

January 07 Florida Restaurant Caesar Salad 2007

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy Greens, Caesar Salad Egg Dishes

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred at a Florida restaurant. Caesar salad was named as the vehicle of infection.…Read More »

December 06 Texas Hospital Unknown 2006

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with a Texas hospital. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

November 06 Taco Bell Restaurants Lettuce 2006

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy Greens, Shredded Lettuce, iceberg

An outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 occurred in the Northeastern United States. Ill persons ate at Taco Bell Restaurants. At first green onions were implicated by the Centers for Disease Control; later lettuce was suspected. Ill persons ate a variety of…Read More »

November 06 Idaho Private Home Unpasteurized Whole Milk 2006

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among members of two families who drank raw, unpasteurized milk in their Idaho homes. The milk had been purchased illegally from the same person.…Read More »

November 06 Oregon Restaurant Vegetable-Based Salads 2006

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Produce-Based Salad, Vegetable-Based Salad, Vegetable

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating vegetable-based salads at a restaurant in Oregon. The vegetables were not identified.…Read More »

October 06 McAlister's Deli Unknown 2006

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

McAlister's Deli, located in North Carolina, was linked to an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7. The Orange County Health Department was not able to determine the cause of the outbreak.…Read More »

October 06 North Carolina Fair or Temporary Mobile Service Unknown 2006

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to eating at a fair, or at a temporary mobile service, in North Carolina. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

September 06 Organic Pastures Unpasteurized, Raw Milk and Colostrum From Cows 2006

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Colostrum Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

Two children were hospitalized with hemolytic uremic syndrome, a kidney and blood complication of E.coli O157:H7 infection. Both children had consumed raw cow milk in the week prior to their illness. Four additional illnesses in children who had co…Read More »

September 06 Grace Harbor Farm Milk 2006

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A King County, Washington child consumed raw goat and cow milk from Grace Harbor Farm and, subsequently, developed an E. coli O157:H7 infection. Within a few days, a child in Snohomish County, Washington, also developed E. coli O157:H7; the family r…Read More »

September 06 Idaho Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 2006

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in Idaho. Neither the vehicle of infection or the exposure location were described.…Read More »

August 06 New Jersey Day Camp 2006

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Person-to-Person

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among young children and adolescent staff of a day camp in Bergen County, New Jersey. E. coli O157:H7 isolates from case-patients matched genetically. The exact source of the outbreak was not determined, but …Read More »

August 06 Ohio School Unknown 2006

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people at a school in Ohio. The vehicle was not described.…Read More »

August 06 Minnesota Restaurant 10 Unknown 2006

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who had eaten at a restaurant in Minnesota. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

July 06 Nebraska Beef/Interstate Meat/Tabaka's Supervalu Ground Beef Served at the Salem Lutheran Church Funeral Luncheon 2006

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

In late July, 2006, three E. coli O157:H7 cases were reported to public health. The E. coli O157:H7 isolates were a genetic match to one another. These people were residents and visitors of Longville, Minnesota. At the same time, an outbreak of ga…Read More »

July 06 Colorado Banquet Facility or Private Home Unknown Vehicle 2006

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in Colorado. The vehicle of infection was not described. The exposure locations were restaurant and private home.…Read More »

July 06 Maine Private Home Macaroni 2006

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Macaroni

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who had eaten macaroni in a private home.…Read More »

July 06 Multistate Ground Beef 2006

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

A confirmed multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in the United States among people who had eaten ground beef in private homes. It was not clear whether this outbreak had a relationship to the Minnesota outbreak involving Nebraska Beef/Int…Read More »

July 06 Tennessee Lake Water 2006

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational Water, Lake

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who swam in a lake in Tennessee.…Read More »

June 06 Illinois Restaurant or Workplace Unknown Vehicle 2006

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Two people developed infections caused by E. coli O157:H7 after eating at a restaurant or a workplace in Illinois. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

June 06 Pennsylvania Unknown Location 6 Unknown Vehicle 2006

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in Pennsylvania. Neither the vehicle of infection or the exposure location were described.…Read More »

June 06 Texas Private Home Unknown 2006

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating in a private home in Texas. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

June 06 Wisconsin State Park Lake Water 2006

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational Water, Lake

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who swam in a lake in Wisconsin.…Read More »

May 06 Oregon Restaurant or Private Home Unknown 2006

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who had eaten at a restaurant or in a private home in Oregon. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

May 06 New York Restaurant or Private Home Beef Meatballs or Green Salad or Steak 2006

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Meatball, Steak Vegetable-Based Salad, Leafy Greens, Green Salad

Three people became ill due to E. coli O157:H7 after eating beef meatballs, green salad, or steak at a restaurant or at a private home in New York state.…Read More »

April 06 Ohio Private Home Lamb Kibbe 2006

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Lamb

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to eating lamb. Raw lamb was purchased from a Middle Eastern style meat market in Toledo, Ohio, and then used to make a dish called kibbe. Kibbe are usually meat ball shaped croquettes. Usually th…Read More »

March 06 New York Restaurant or Private Home 2 Ground Beef 2006

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who had eaten ground beef while at a private home or at a restaurant in New York state.…Read More »

March 06 New York Private Home Ground Beef 2006

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

Two people became ill due to E. coli O157:H7 after eating ground beef in a private home in New York state.…Read More »

January 06 New York Restaurant or Private Home Ground Beef 2006

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

Two people became ill due to E. coli O157:H7 after eating ground beef at a restaurant or at a private home in New York state.…Read More »

October 05 Philly-Gourmet Meat Company Hamburger Patties 2005

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Hamburger Patties

A cluster of three E. coli O157:H7 cases in Saratoga County, New York, prompted an investigation by the local health department. The health department officials gathered food histories from the three cases and discovered that all three had eaten a h…Read More »

September 05 Dole Food Company Triple-Washed, Ready-to-Eat, Lettuce 2005

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy Greens, Packaged

In September, genetic fingerprinting test results for an E. coli O157:H7 isolate were posted by the state of Minnesota on the national PulseNet website. Later the state of Minnesota received additional reports of illness among persons who were found…Read More »

September 05 2005 E. coli O157:H7 at Robinswood Pointe Senior Living Facility, Bellevue, Washington

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Cross-contamination

Food served at an assisted living facility in Bellevue, Washington, was the source of an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 among residents and visitors. The investigation suggested that the outbreak originated from improper food handling and the resulting…Read More »

September 05 John Tudor and Son Meat 2005

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Meat

In Wales, John Tudor and Son, butchers, used the same machine to vacuum package raw and cooked meats. This led to an outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 in 44 schools in South Wales. The strain of E.coli 0157:H7 was unique to this outbreak. The inspection o…Read More »

September 05 The Boat Shed Restaurant Fresh Parsley 2005

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Herbs and Spices, Fresh Parsley

Two persons were hospitalized with infections caused by E.coli O157:H7. Both had eaten at The Boat Shed Restaurant on September 10 and had consumed salad ingredients and fresh parsley. The strain of E.coli O157:H7 was common to other concurrent E.c…Read More »

September 05 The Olive Garden Restaurant Fresh Parsley 2005

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Herbs and Spices, Fresh Parsley

Four persons in King and Pierce Counties, Washington state, had developed E.coli O157:H7 after eating at The Olive Garden Restaurant in Federal Way. Investigators determined that all had eaten the house salad and fresh parsley. The strain of E.coli…Read More »

September 05 Stop & Shop Ground Beef 2005

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

A child developed E. coli O157:H7 after eating ground beef that had been purchased at a Stop & Shop grocery store. Several samples of frozen, leftover meat from the Labor Day barbeque and from the store was tested. E. coli O157:H7 matching the stra…Read More »

September 05 Topps and Price Chopper 2005

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

A child was hospitalized with a diagnosis of hemolytic uremic syndrome, a complication of an infection with E. coli O157:H7. The child had eaten a Topps brand, quarter pound, beef patty that had been purchased at a Price Chopper store. The E. coli …Read More »

August 05 Multiple Events Served by One Caterer 2005

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Fruit Salad, Cross contamination

A common caterer provided food for seven events, in Ohio, between August 27 and September 1, 2005. An E. coli O157:H7 outbreak was associated with attendance at the events, and consumption of fruit salad at these events was associated with illness. …Read More »

July 05 Ground Beef 2005

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

In July, 2005, a cluster of 11 matching isolates of E. coli O157:H7 was investigated. A matching strain of E. coli O157:H7 was isolated from a consumer sample of ground beef. Eventually 63 related cases were identified and an additional sample of r…Read More »

July 05 Westfair Foods Ltd./XL Grinding Ground Beef Hamburger 2005

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

A recall of ground beef was issued in British Columbia, Canada, in July, 2005 after two cases of E. coli O157:H7 were investigated. The beef had been sold by Westfair Foods Ltd. to four grocery outlets (Two outlets of the Real Canadian Superstore, R…Read More »

June 05 Minnesota Swimming Beach Water 2005

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational Water, Lake

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with swimming at a swim beach in Minnesota.…Read More »

April 05 Flander's Provision Company Ground Beef 2005

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

The diagnosis of E. coli O157:H7 in two brothers in Colorado led to an investigation by the health department. Stool samples from the boys were tested using pulse-field gel electrophoresis and found to be genetic matches. The results led investigat…Read More »

April 05 Murry's Meat Ground Beef 2005

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

A ground beef recall resulted from the investigation into an illness caused by E. coli O157:H7 that resulted in hospitalization. An indistinguishable strain of E. coli O157:H7 was isolated from a sample of the ground beef consumed by this person. …Read More »

February 05 AgVenture Farms Petting Zoo 2005

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal contact

E.coli O157:H7 related illnesses resulted from contact with petting zoo animals at three separate fairs in Florida, including the Central Florida Fair and the Florida Strawberry Festival, in 2005. AgVenture Farms was a common vendor for the three fa…Read More »

February 05 United States Military Base Ground Beef Patties 2005

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Patties

The U.S. military base in Okinawa, Japan, treated three cases of E. coli O157:H7 in February. The joint investigation by U.S. and Japanese authorities ensued as these three cases were Japanese citizens. Two of the cases had purchased ground beef pa…Read More »

October 04 North Carolina State Fair Petting Zoo 2004

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

A cluster of E. coli O157:H7 cases, including some who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), were reported among children who had visited a petting zoo at the North Carolina State Fair. Further investigation found additional related illnesses. …Read More »

September 04 Calgary Local Restaurant Chain Beef Donair 2004

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Beef Donair

An outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 was investigated in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, after a fourfold increase in laboratory reports was received. The strain of E. coli O157:H7 isolated was unique to North America. Most persons affected reported e…Read More »

August 04 Quantum Foods and Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar Beef 2004

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Steak, Tenderized, Bladed Beef, Ground Beef

Four laboratory confirmed, E.coli O157:H7 illnesses were linked to the consumption of beef eaten at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar Restaurants in Colorado. The investigation revealed that the beef was produced, in June, by Quantum Foods, an I…Read More »

July 04 Charity Bike Race Church Dinner Spaghetti Sauce with Ground Beef 2004

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

Two physicians independently reported individual cases of E. coli O157:H7 to the Minnesota state health department on August 2. The case patients had participated in a recent charity bike ride from Brainerd to St. Joseph, Minnesota. A teammate of o…Read More »

May 04 Washington State Restaurant Unpasteurized, Raw Milk, Cheese 2004

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Cheese, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating unpasteurized, raw milk, queso fresco cheese at a restaurant in Washington state.…Read More »

April 04 Multistate Restaurant or Private Home Ground Beef 2004

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

A confirmed, multistate, outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef in private homes or restaurants. The location states of the cases were not identified.…Read More »

April 04 2004 Outbreak of E. coli O157:NM Linked to Alfalfa Sprouts at Georgia Restaurant

  • Organism:
  • Non-E.coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Alfalfa

Two people were confirmed to be infected with E. coli O157:NM (H-) after eating alfalfa sprouts at a restaurant in Georgia.…Read More »

October 03 Sequoias Portola Nursing Home/Sodexho Spinach 2003

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, spinach

Residents of the The Sequoias, an upscale retirement center, became ill with E.coli O157:H7, beginning October 9, in Portola, California. The Sequoias employees did not prepare food for the residents; the facility had a contract with Sodexho for foo…Read More »

September 03 Pat & Oscar's Restaurants/ Gold Coast Produce Packaged Salad Mixes 2003

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy greens, packaged

The San Diego County Health Department began investigating multiple cases of E.coli O157:H7. The investigation revealed that pre-mixed, packaged lettuce was implicated in the illnesses. These lettuce mixes were used by various outlets of the Pat & …Read More »

September 03 Fort Bend County Fair Animal Contact 2003

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among livestock exhibitors and visitors to the Fort Bend County Fair, in Rosenburg, Texas. Environmental sampling and culture isolated multiple strains of E. coli O157:H7, including the outbreak strain. Both …Read More »

August 03 Habaneros Restaurant Pico de Gallo 2003

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Salsa or Pico de Gallo

In late August of 2003, five individuals were laboratory-confirmed with E. coli O157:H7. All five ate at Habaneros on either August 23 or August 24. One case was not laboratory confirmed, but had symptoms consistent with an infection caused by E.col…Read More »

June 03 Stampede Meat Blade-Tenderized Steak 2003

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Steak, Bladed, Tenderized

Six persons developed genetically matched, laboratory confirmed, E.coli O157:H7 infection in Minnesota. The illnesses were subsequently linked to the consumption of steaks produced by Stampede Meat,Inc., of Chicago, Illinois. The steaks had been blad…Read More »

May 03 Washington State Private Home Other Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw 2003

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7, Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized

A dual outbreak of Campylobacter and E. coli O157:H7 was associated with consuming unpasteurized milk in a private home in Washington state. The milk was described as "other milk."…Read More »

January 03 2003 Outbreak of E. coli O157 Linked to Consumption of Alfalfa Sprouts at a Minnesota Restaurant

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7, Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Alfalfa Sprouts

In February, a cluster of E.coli O157:H7 (4 cases) and E. coli O157:NM (3 cases) was detected in Minnesota. Illness appeared to be associated with eating alfalfa sprouts served at restaurants although two of the cases appeared to be caused by second…Read More »

September 02 2002 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Jello, Ohio

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Jell-O, Cross contamination Breads and Bakery, Doughnuts, donuts

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to eating at the King Garden Buffet Restaurant in Wooster, Ohio. The health department determined that the outbreak had been caused by consumption of Jell-O salad and doughnuts. An environmental inspection o…Read More »

August 02 Emmpak DBA Peck Meats Ground Beef August, 2002

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

Wisconsin epidemiologists noted a cluster of E. coli O157:H7 cases. The health department interviewed case-patients and found a common exposure. All victims had eaten ground beef from Emmpak, a meat producer. The same strain of E.coli O157:H7 was …Read More »

August 02 Lane County Fair Sheep and Goat Exposition Hall Exposures 2002

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who attended the Lane County Fair, in Oregon. Exposures to various animal enclosures were suspected as the cause of the outbreak. Some people may have been exposed to E. coli O157:H7 through airb…Read More »

July 02 2002 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at a Spokane Dance Camp Linked to Lettuce

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy greens, Romaine lettuce

An outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 occurred among attendees of a dance camp held between July 11-14 on the campus of Eastern Washington University. The camp was for middle and high school girls. Attendees were from Washington, Montana, and Minnesota. S…Read More »

July 02 2002 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to California Alfalfa Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Alfalfa

Five E. coli O157:H7 isolates with indistinguishable pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) patterns were identified and investigated in California. Risk of illness was attributed to the consumption of alfalfa sprouts. A traceback led back to a si…Read More »

June 02 ConAgra Sold in Kroger Grocery Stores Ground Beef 2002

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

The Colorado Department of Health identified an outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 infections in Colorado residents. The strain of E.coli isolated from these ill persons was subsequently found to match strains of E.coli from other cases in Colorado and othe…Read More »

June 02 CCC Alternative Learning Daycare Pond Water 2000

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Pond

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred at a child care program in Fort Worth, Texas, the CCC Alternative Learning Daycare. The investigation revealed problems with food preparation and procedures at the child care program. Water supplies for the y…Read More »

November 01 Prospect Elementary School/ Robeson Schools Unpasteurized Butter Made From Raw Milk 2001

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Butter, Unpasteurized, Person-to-Person, raw cream, raw milk

Unpasteurized butter was the probable cause of an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 that began at the Prospect Elementary School. A teacher made butter from unpasteurized milk and served it during a holiday party at the school. Children spread the E. col…Read More »

October 01 Pancake Breakfast in a Stock Pavilion 2001

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Cross contamination, Environmental contamination, Livestock Bedding

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections occurred following an October 6, 2001 pancake breakfast that was held at a university stock pavilion. The pavilion was used for many activities including livestock classes. Environmental samples and fecal s…Read More »

September 01 Lorain County Fair Building Contamination 2001

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Environmental surface contact

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who had attended the Lorain County Fair, in Ohio. Visiting a specific show barn was associated with illness. Among barn visitors, illness was independently associated with dancing, eating/drinkin…Read More »

September 01 Washington State College Dining Hall Pears 2001

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Pears Food Worker

Eating whole pears that had been served at a college dining facility, in Washington state, was associated with a risk of E. coli O157:H7 infection. A traceback of the pears showed no evidence of fecal contamination in the orchard. A food worker sou…Read More »

September 01 Wyandot County Fair Unknown 2001

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who attended the Wyandot County Fair, in Ohio. The source of the outbreak was most likely contact with infected cattle.…Read More »

September 01 Illinois Unknown Location Unknown 2001

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in Illinois. The exposure location and the vehicle of infection were not described.…Read More »

September 01 Oregon Restaurant Unknown 2001

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating at a restaurant in Oregon. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

August 01 China Buffet Restaurant 2001

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Cross-contamination

Between August 24 and August 27, Minnesota local health departments noted a cluster of E. coli O157:H7 cases in Douglas and Pope County. All five cases required hospitalization due to the severity of the infection. Epidemiologists performed routine…Read More »

August 01 2001 E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Consumption of Unpasteurizd Goat Milk, Nanaimo, British Columbia

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Goat, Raw Milk

Nubian goats owned by 18 families who ran a co-operative farm in Nanaimo, British Columbia, produced milk that was contaminated with E.coli O157:H7. The outbreak first affected the children of a family new to the co-operative. Later the children of…Read More »

August 01 Ozaukee County Fair Petting Zoo Animal Contact 2001

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with animal contact at the Ozaukee County Fair. Environmental sampling of the fairgrounds property and water testing failed to confirm the presence of E. coli O157:H7. The outbreak was attributed to con…Read More »

July 01 2001 E. Coli O157:H7 at a Colorado Prison Linked to Consumption of Ground Beef, Hamburger

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Hamburger

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef, hamburger, in a Colorado prison.…Read More »

July 01 2001 E. Coli O157:H7 at a New York Prison, Unknown Vehicle

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating in a New York state prison. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

July 01 Illinois Private Home 2 Ground Beef, Hamburger 2001

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef in private homes in Illinois.…Read More »

June 01 Excel Ground Beef 2001

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Hamburger

Four children, in Georgia, developed E. coli O157:H7 as a result of eating hamburger patties. Three of the children became ill in June after eating hamburger that had been purchased at a Kroger grocery store. This ground beef originated from Excel …Read More »

June 01 Multiple Pathogen Minnesota Day Camp Animal Contact 2001

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7, Cryptosporidium, Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

For a second year, a multiple pathogen outbreak occurred at the same university sponsored, farm day camp; a similar outbreak occurred the year before. The camp was held on campus and was for young children. The attraction of the camp was that child…Read More »

May 01 Illinois Private Home Ground Beef, Hamburger 2001

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Hamburger

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef, hamburger, in a private home in Illinois.…Read More »

November 00 American Food Group and Supervalu Ground Beef 2000

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Hamburger

Minnesota health officials detected a group of people who were infected with the same strain of E.coli O157:H7. Most of the infected Minnesotans had consumed ground beef from SuperValu/Cub Food stores. A total of 42 cases were reported in Minnesota…Read More »

November 00 Minnesota Grocery Store Chain A Ground Beef 2000

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

Consumption of ground beef purchased through various outlets of a grocery store chain was associated with an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7. The ground beef was consumed through a variety of preparations such as hamburgers, casseroles, spagetti sauce, …Read More »

October 00 California Grapes 2000

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Grapes, Red

In California, an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating red grapes. A traceback of the grapes was attempted, but could not identify a specific grower.…Read More »

October 00 Wisconsin Self-Service Food Bar in an Elementary School 2000

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Breads and Bakery, Brownies, Cake

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred at an elementary school in Wisconsin. Illness was associated with eating brownies that were served in the school's self-service food bar on October 18. No brownies remained for testing. Stool testing of scho…Read More »

October 00 Wyoming Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 2000

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in Wyoming. Neither the exposure location or the vehicle of infection were described.…Read More »

October 00 Indiana Restaurant Salad 2000

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Salad

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating salad at a restaurant in Indiana. The salad ingredients were not named.…Read More »

October 00 Florida Private Home Turkey Sandwich 2000

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Turkey, Sandwich

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating a turkey sandwich in a private home in Florida.…Read More »

September 00 Pennsylvania Farm Animal Contact 2000

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

An outbreak of diarrhea was associated with visits to a dairy farm in Montgomery county, Pennsylvania. Over 75,000 persons had visited the farm during the outbreak period. Case-patients were more likely to have been in contact with cattle. The E.c…Read More »

September 00 New York Church Unknown 2000

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating at a church in New York state. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

August 00 Folsom, California Kindercare 2000

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Cross contamination

An outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 occurred at a Kindercare Day Care Center in Folsom, California. The cause of the outbreak was the use of the same sponge for both wiping down the diaper changing table and the table used for meals.…Read More »

August 00 Oregon Wendy's Restaurants Ground Beef and Cross Contamination 2000

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Cross Contamination

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among patrons of Oregon-based, Wendy's Restaurants. Several cases were at first linked to a Wendy's Restaurant in Salem, Oregon. A case was subsequently linked to the Wendy's Restaurant in Tualatin. The heal…Read More »

August 00 Minnesota Brand A Hamburger Patties 2000

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Hamburger

Brand A hamburger patties led to three confirmed cases of E. coli O157:H7. The same strain of E. coli O157:H7 was isolated from leftover hamburger patties and from intact packages. There was a recall of 30000 pounds of hamburger.…Read More »

August 00 Utah Irrigation Water 2000

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7, Campylobacter, Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Irrigation

Cross contamination between potable drinking water and an irrigation system led to an outbreak of gastroenteritis. Multiple pathogens caused illness, such as Campylobacter jejuni, E. coli O157:H7, and E. coli O111. The outbreak occurred among perso…Read More »

August 00 2001 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at Medina County, Ohio, Fairgrounds

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Water

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with drinking water at a fairgrounds in Medina County, Ohio. An initial cluster of cases was revealed in August among people who attended the county fair. At that time, the environmental invest…Read More »

August 00 Wisconsin Church Unknown 2000

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating at a church. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

August 00 Maine Day Care Unknown 2000

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with a child day care program in Maine. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

August 00 Massachusetts Private Home Ground Beef 2000

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef at a private home in Massachusetts.…Read More »

July 00 Sizzler Restaurant/ Excel Corporation Beef and Cross Contamination 2000

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Beef Tri Tip Fruit, Watermelon

Persons who ate at the Layton and Mayfair Sizzler Restaurants, in Wisconsin, between July 15 and 19 developed E.coli O157:H7. Sixty-two of the laboratory-confirmed cases were found to be genetically indistinguishable, proving that all of the cases h…Read More »

July 00 Karl Ehmer Meats/ IBP Ground Beef 2000

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Hamburger

Everyone in a New Jersey family became ill with E. coli O157:H7 after eating barbequed hamburgers that they had made from ground beef purchased from Karl Ehmer Meats. A boy and a girl in the family had severe diarrhea. The boy's symptoms worsened, …Read More »

July 00 Multistate Camp Ground Beef 2000

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef at a camp. The camp name and location were not given. Cases were from multiple states, but the involved states could not be determined.…Read More »

July 00 Iowa Restaurant Unknown 2000

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating at a restaurant in Iowa. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

July 00 Alaska Restaurant Unknown 2000

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating at a restaurant in Alaska. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

June 00 Correctional Facility in Palo Pinto County 2000

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Grain Dishes, Sauces, Cajun Potatoes, Gravy, Rice, Chili

A cluster of inmates at a correctional facility in Pinto County, Texas, had developed gastroenteritis and bloody diarrhea. The total number that became ill was difficult to ascertain as records were poor. Of 45 known illnesses, 16 had bloody diarrh…Read More »

June 00 Wyoming Unknown Location 2 Unknown Vehicle 2000

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in Wyoming. Neither the exposure location or the vehicle of infection were described.…Read More »

June 00 North Carolina Restaurant Unknown 2000

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating at a restaurant in North Carolina. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

May 00 Washington State Farm Animal Contact 2000

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

An outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 was associated with visits to a farm in Snohomish County, Washington. A total of six illnesses were known. One child who became ill did not visit the farm; he became ill after his sibling became ill subsequent to his s…Read More »

May 00 Arkansas Restaurant Chicken 2000

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Chicken

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating chicken at a restaurant in Arkansas.…Read More »

April 00 Canada Walkerton Water 2000

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7, Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Municipal

An outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 and Campylobacter was identified by the Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound Health Unit, Ontario, Canada, in May, 2000. While most of the ill lived in Walkerton, a number of the ill lived in outlying communities. The water supply wa…Read More »

April 00 Texas Other Location or Restaurant Ground Beef 2000

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef in Texas. The exposure locations were described as "other" and restaurant.…Read More »

April 00 Michigan Restaurant or Private Home Ground Beef 2000

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef in a restaurant or in a private home in Michigan.…Read More »

April 00 Texas Restaurant or Private Home Ground Beef, Hamburger 2000

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Hamburgers

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef, or hamburger, at a restaurant, or in a private home, in Texas.…Read More »

December 99 Minnesota Grocery Store Chain Ground Beef 1999

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Hamburger

An outbreak of E. coli O157:NM occurred in Minnesota. The initial interviews of the case-patients revealed no common source of exposure. However, the case-control study showed that eating ground beef that had been purchased at an outlet of a major …Read More »

December 99 Minnesota Child Care Facility and Private Home Ground Beef 1999

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef at a day care center and private home in Minnesota. The ground beef preparation was not described.…Read More »

November 99 1999 E. coli O157:H7, Fleetwood Sausage Company, British Columbia, Canada

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Luncheon Meat and Sausage, Salami

Over a twelve week period, 143 cases of genetically indistinguishable, E.coli O157:H7 were identified in British Columbia, Canada. Salami was implicated as the food vehicle. The salami had been produced by Fleetwood Sausage Company. Fleetwood Sausa…Read More »

November 99 1999 Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 at a Retirement Facility, Pennsylvania

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy greens, Romaine Lettuce Caesar Salad

In November, 1999, seven residents of a Pennsylvania retirement facility were hospitalized with E. coli O157:H7 infections. An investigation determined the outbreak was associated with eating romaine lettuce that had been prepared in one of the fac…Read More »

November 99 Taco Bell Restaurant Chain Beef Tacos 1999

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Tacos, Hard Shell

In mid-November, 1999, a cluster of children with infections caused by the same strain of E. coli O157 was investigated. Case-control studies found an association between illness and eating a beef tacos at Taco Bell restaurants. A traceback investig…Read More »

October 99 Oklahoma Unpasteurized Apple Cider 1999

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit Beverage, Juice, Apple Cider, Unpasteurized

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in northeast Oklahoma in the fall of 1999. Illness was associated with drinking a specific brand of unpasteurized apple cider. Cultures of the cider and the production site were all negative for E. coli O157:…Read More »

October 99 Ohio Restaurant Salad 1999

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Salad

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among diners of an Ohio restaurant. The vehicle of infection was salad. The ingredients were not specfied.…Read More »

October 99 Idaho Sausage and Jerky 1999

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Jerky Game, Elk, Deer Pork Sausage

Sausage that was made from a combination of deer, elk, beef, and pork that was cured and then dried into jerky was implicated in an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 in Idaho. The product was made only for private consumption by hunters and their families…Read More »

September 99 Colorado Camp Ground Beef 1999

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef at a camp in Colorado.…Read More »

September 99 Cornstalk '99 Family and Friends Feeding Frenzy Beef 1999

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating beef at an event held in the pasture of a home in Petersburg, Illinois. The event was held over the Labor Day weekend. The beef served at the September 4th party was laboratory conf…Read More »

August 99 1999 Outbreak of E. coli O157 in Clark County, Washington

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Recreational Water, Lake

A large outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among visitors to a lake, in a state park, in Clark County, Washington. All cases were children who had swum in the lake. Tests of lake water and sediment samples collected in early September, from the c…Read More »

August 99 1999 Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 and Campylobacter Infections at a County Fair, New York

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7, Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Water

In 1999 an outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 and Campylobacter jejuni occurred among visitors of the Washington County, New York fair. One source of water at the fairgrounds was not chlorinated which led to an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 and Campylobacter …Read More »

August 99 1999 Multistate Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 at Restaurants and Private Home

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy Greens, Romaine Lettuce

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating romaine lettuce in restaurants and in private home settings.…Read More »

July 99 Ohio Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurants Coleslaw 1999

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Produce-Only Salads, Coleslaw

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating coleslaw at a Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurants in southwestern Ohio. Three particular food-handling errors were noted as possible explanations for the E. coli contamination in the …Read More »

July 99 North Carolina Restaurant Beef 1999

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating beef at a restaurant in North Carolina. A further description of the beef's preparation was not given.…Read More »

July 99 North Carolina Camp Unknown 1999

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with a camp setting in North Carolina. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

July 99 Multistate Ground Beef 1999

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

A confirmed, multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef in various community locations.…Read More »

June 99 Peninsula Village Ground Beef 1999

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

Two children who lived at the Peninsula Village, a short and long term care facility for children, developed infections caused by E. coli O157:H7. The children had no direct contact with one another. The only common link between them that was ide…Read More »

June 99 Minnesota Family Picnic Sloppy Joes 1999

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Sandwiches, Sloppy Joes, Beef

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among members of an extended family (five nuclear families) who attended a summer picnic. Two persons, including the index case, from different nuclear families, had an identical strain of E. coli O157:H7 isol…Read More »

June 99 1999 Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 Linked to Ground Beef, Washington

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef in private homes in Washington state.…Read More »

June 99 Florida Church Roast Beef 1999

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Roast Beef

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating roast beef at a church event in Florida.…Read More »

May 99 Texas Unknown Location Barbeque 1999

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Barbeque

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating barbeque at an unknown location in Texas. The type of barbeque was not described.…Read More »

May 99 North Carolina Picnic Ground Beef 1999

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef at a picnic in North Carolina.…Read More »

May 99 North Carolina Other Location Ground Beef 1999

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef in North Carolina. The exposure location was described only as "other."…Read More »

May 99 Multistate Restaurant Ground Beef 1999

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to the consumption of ground beef at restaurants. Ground beef was confirmed as the vehicle of infection.…Read More »

April 99 Tennessee School Unknown 1999

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred at a school in Tennessee. The vehicle of infection was not described.…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 »

January 99 1999 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7, Sunday River Ski Resort, Maine

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Hamburger

During February-March, 1999, an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections involving guests and employees at the Sunday River Ski resort, in Maine, was investigated. The outbreak was associated with consumption of ground beef patties produced by a compa…Read More »

October 98 1998 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at Finley School, Washington

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

Eleven students in Finley School District No. 53 became ill after eating ground beef tacos that had been served in a school lunch. On inspection, food handling errors were noted in the school kitchen. No food handlers were known to be ill. There w…Read More »

June 98 1998 E. Coli O157:H7 Linked to Consumption of Cloverleaf Farm brand Cheese Curds 1998, Wisconsin

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Cheese, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

Eight laboratory confirmed E. coli O157:H7 cases in Wisconsin prompted an investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services. A case-control study found a strong association between illness and consumption of fresh cheese curds …Read More »

June 98 Georgia White Water Water Park Kiddie Pool 1998

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Recreational Water

Low chlorine levels contributed to an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at the White Water Water park, in Cobb County, Georgia. This large park drew visitors from many states. Case-patients had used the park's facilities over several days in mid-June. In…Read More »

June 98 1998 Outbreak of E. coli O157:NM Associated with Alfalfa and Clover Mixed Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Alfalfa, Clover Sprouts

An alfalfa and clover sprout mix was associated with an outbreak of E. coli O157:NM. A single sprout grower was one of several sprout sources for 25% of case-patients and was the sole source of sprouts for 75% of case-patients. The sprout grower ha…Read More »

June 98 1998 Alpine, Wyoming, Municipal Water

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Municipal

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to drinking water from the municipal water supply of Alpine, Wyoming. The water supply of Alpine originated from an underground stream, was collected and stored in a tank, and then distributed, unchlorinated…Read More »

May 98 Indiana Restaurant Cole Slaw 1998

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Cabbage, Cole Slaw

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in both Johnson and Marion Counties, Indiana. A case-control study implicated one particular Johnson County franchise of a popular restaurant chain. Cole slaw, prepared from unwashed heads of cabbage, was iden…Read More »

May 98 Restaurant Salad 1998

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Leafy Greens, Salad

Two people became ill with E. coli O157:H7 after eating salad at a California restaurant in 1998. No further details were available.…Read More »

April 98 Venetian Meat and Salami Company Genoa Salami 1998

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Luncheon Meat and Sausage, Genoa Salami

Genoa salami was the most probable cause of an outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 in Canada. The salami was made using a dry fermentation process by the Venetian Meat and Salami Company, in Ontario, Canada. The E.coli O157:H7 identified in case patients ma…Read More »

December 98 Fruit Salad 1998

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Fruit Salad

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who attended a catered event in Wisconsin. Fruit salad was the implicated vehicle. No further information about the outbreak was available.…Read More »

October 97 Visit to Apple Orchard and Cider Press 1997

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Six Vanderburgh County, Indiana, children were infected with E. coli O157:H7 following a field trip to a local apple orchard and cider pressing operation. None of the children developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). All six E. coli O157:H7 isolate…Read More »

September 97 1998 Outbreak of Salmonella Senftenberg and E. coli O157:NM Associated with Alfalfa-Clover Mixed Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella, Non-E.coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Alfalfa-Clover

A northern California sprout grower was implicated in a prolonged outbreak involving its alfalfa-clover mixed sprouts. The outbreak began with the identification of a cluster of Salmonella Senftenberg cases; the case control study showed that the co…Read More »

October 96 1996 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Unpasteurized Apple Cider, Connecticut

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit Beverage, Juice, Apple Cider

The Connecticut Department of Public Health was notified about four laboratory confirmed cases of E. coli O157:H7 infection in residents of New Haven County. Additional case-finding was conducted, and with this effort, a total of eight cases had the…Read More »

September 96 Odwalla Apple Juice 1996

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit Beverage, Juice, Apple

In the fall of 2006, a cluster of E.coli O157:H7 infections in the US(California, 26 cases; Colorado, 5 cases; Washington, 29 cases) and British Columbia, Canada(10 cases), was linked to the consumption of a broadly distributed, commercially sold, hi…Read More »

July 96 1999 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Consumption of White Radish Sprouts, Japan

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, White Radish Sprouts

An outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 occurred in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan, in July, 1996. Most of the ill were children who had attended the elementary schools in the city (total illness associated with the schools was 8355). The illnesses were…Read More »

May 96 Fancy Cutt Farms Mesclun Lettuce 1996

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Lettuce, Mesclun, Leafy Greens

This was the first reported multistate outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 associated with the consumption of lettuce. At first cases were identified in Connecticut and Illinois. Separate case control studies implicated the consumption of mesclun lettuce as…Read More »

December 96 1996 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Apple Cider, Canada

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit Juice, Apple Cider

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was epidemiologically linked to the consumption of apple cider that had been served at a church event. The cider had been made by a small cider mill from local apples. The apples had been washed before pressing.…Read More »

November 95 Peel Memorial Hospital Iceberg Lettuce 1995

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy Greens, Iceberg Lettuce

Iceberg lettuce served at the Peel Memorial Hospital in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, between October 30 and November 1, was the implicated vehicle in an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7. The lettuce was a single box of imported iceberg lettuce. The kitche…Read More »

September 95 1995 Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 Linked to Romaine Lettuce, Idaho

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy Greens, Romaine Lettuce

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who ate romaine lettuce in Idaho. The lettuce possibly was contaminated by a food handler. No other details were available.…Read More »

September 95 Cross Contamination of Iceberg Lettuce 1995

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Leafy Greens, Iceberg

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who attended a scout camp in Maine. Iceberg lettuce was named as the vehicle in the outbreak. It seemed possible that the lettuce was contaminated by raw hamburger juice.…Read More »

September 95 Chili's Restaurant Cross Contamination 1995

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Cross Contamination

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among patrons of a Chili's Restaurant in Boise, Idaho. Investigators believed that raw beef carrying the bacteria probably cross-contaminated other foods served in the restaurant.…Read More »

July 95 Leaf Lettuce 1995

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy Greens

Consumption of purchased leaf lettuce (i.e., red leaf, green leaf, bib, or romaine) was associated with an outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 in western Montana. The lettuces had been purchased from at least six grocery stores. These stores had received sh…Read More »

July 95 Illinois State Park Swimming Beach Lake Water 1995

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Recreational Water, Lake

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among persons who had visited a swimming beach within an Illinois state park. A matched, case-control, analysis study suggested that swimming at the park was the only risk factor for illness. Risk of illness …Read More »

June 95 Fast Food Restaurant Hamburgers 1995

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

An outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 was epidemiologically linked to eating hamburgers purchased from a fast food restaurant chain with outlets in Tennessee (2 outlets) and Georgia (1 outlet). Inspection of the outlets failed to find any deficiencies in co…Read More »

December 95 1995 E. coli O157:H7 Associated with Deer Meat Jerky

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Game, Deer, Jerky

Homemade venison jerky was implicated in an outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 in Oregon. The same strain of E.coli O157:H7 was isolated from the people and from the jerky. Deer fecal samples were collected from nearby forest land and E.coli O157:H7 was id…Read More »

December 95 Scotland Fife Water Supply 1995

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Water

Treated sewage, which had been discharged into a stream, contaminated the public water supply of Fife, Scotland.…Read More »

November 94 Columbus Salame Company, Dry-Cured Salami 1994

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Luncheon Meat and Sausage, Not Ham, Dry-Cured Salami

An outbreak of of E.coli O157:H7 was first detected in King County, Washington, and was linked to the consumption of Columbus Salame Company, dry-cured salami. In King County, the initial cases had purchased the salame from the delicatessens of QFC,…Read More »

September 93 Connecticut Country Club Hamburgers 1993

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Hamburger

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among attendees of two picnics, on September 5 and 6, at a Connecticut country club. The hamburger patties were heavily contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The E. coli O157:H7 isolates from the case-patients w…Read More »

July 93 California Grocery Store Ground Beef 1993

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Hamburger

Ten cases (including three laboratory confirmed cases) of E.coli O157:H7 occurred in a small California community. These illnesses were traced to the consumption of hamburger that had been purchased from a local grocery store. E.coli O157:H7, phage…Read More »

March 93 Sizzler Restaurants Salad Bars 1993

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Produce based Salads, Salad bar

From March through August 1993, outbreaks of E. coli O157:H7 occurred at four separate Oregon and Washington Sizzler restaurants. These restaurants served meats and seafood entries and featured a large, self-service, salad and food bar with more tha…Read More »

December 92 1992 E. coli O157:H7 Linked Commercially Distributed Unpasteurized Milk

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

Commercially sold, raw milk, from a single dairy in Oregon was implicated in a prolonged outbreak of E.coli O157:H7. The outbreak was first detected in April, 1993 when six cases were identified. At the time the sale of raw milk from grocery stores…Read More »

November 92 Jack in the Box Restaurant Chain Ground Beef Hamburgers 1992

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to the consumption of hamburgers from the Jack In The Box Restaurant chain. Cases were reported from the states of Washington(602 cases/144 hospitalizations/3 deaths), Idaho(14 cases/4 hospitalizations/no dea…Read More »

December 92 Maine Organic Produce 1992

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was attributed to eating a fresh vegetable from an organic garden. Cow manure had been used to fertilize the garden.…Read More »

October 91 1991 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Fresh-Pressed Apple Cider, Massachusetts

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit Beverage, Apple Juice, Apple Cider

Drinking apple cider from a specific cider mill in Massachusetts was statistically associated with E. coli O157:H7 infection. Fortunately the number of contaminated lots of apple cider were small. Cultures of ten cider containers purchased from the…Read More »

December 89 Burdine Township Missouri Water Supply 1989

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Municipal

A large outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in a small Missouri town that had an unchlorinated water supply. A household survey showed that illness was more likely to occur among persons residing in the city who used the municipal water supply. Sh…Read More »

November 86 Ground Beef 1986

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

Cases of E. coli O157:H7 were detected throughout Washington state in November, 1986. The outbreak was detected after a physician in eastern Washington hospitalized three patients with hemorrhagic colitis which progressed to thrombotic thrombocytope…Read More »

September 85 Canadian Nursing Home Sandwiches 1985

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Sandwiches, Person-to-Person

An outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 enteritis affected residents and staff members of a Toronto, Ontario, Canada, nursing home. The outbreak was characterized by two phases: a primary wave whose source was probably a contaminated sandwich meal an…Read More »

September 84 Nursing Home Hamburger 1984

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among residents of a nursing home. Eating hamburger served on September 13 at the nursing home was associated with a risk of illness. Anti-diarrheal agents may have increased the risk of morbidity and mortali…Read More »

November 82 Canada Home for the Aged Unknown 1982

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In November 1982, 31 (8.8%) of 353 residents at a home for the aged in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, became ill with gastrointestinal symptoms. Cases occurred over an 18-day period. None of the usual enteric pathogens (Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter,…Read More »

February 82 McDonald's Restaurant Hamburger 1982

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Hamburger

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef, hamburger, at McDonald's Restaurant outlets in Oregon and Michigan. Escherichia coli 0157:H7, was isolated from 9 of 12 stools collected and from a beef patty from a sus…Read More »

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