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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November 14 2014 Outbreak of Ciguatera Fish Poisoning, Orange County, Florida

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Fish, Grouper

In November 2014 the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) in Orange County received a report from FDOH online foodborne illness complaint system of a person diagnosed with Ciguatera Fish Poisoning. Multiple data sources were used to detect 5 additiona…Read More »

September 14 Shigella at Zov's Restaurant, Irvine, California 2014

  • Organism:
  • Shigella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

On October 1, 2014 Health Care Agency of Orange County closed Zov's restaurant in Irvine due to reports of shigellosis in four customers. Ill restaurant patrons ate at Zov's over the course of six days between September 16-22. Health officials allowe…Read More »

August 14 2014 True Foods Kitchen Shigella Outbreak, California

  • Organism:
  • Shigella
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill Food Handler

Orange County Health Care Authority investigated an outbreak of shigella among customers of True Foods Kitchen, a restaurant located in Newport Beach, California. A total of 8 patients laboratory confirmed with shigella all reported eating at the re…Read More »

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