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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June 03 2013 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Oysters in Barnstable County, MA

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • oysters, raw

Public health investigators learned of gastrointestinal illnesses in multiple individuals after three separate events were held in June 2013. Illnesses were reported among attendees of a wedding rehearsal dinner held at Wayside Inn in Chatham, MA on …Read More »

March 18 2018 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Raw Oysters, Canada

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw Oysters

In March/April 2018 Canadian public health authorities investigated an outbreak of norovirus linked to consumption of raw oysters. As of April 27, 172 cases had been reported by 3 provinces: British Columbia (132), Alberta (15), and Ontario (25). No…Read More »

December 17 2018 Oubreak of Giardia Linked to Consumption of Raw Oysters, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Giardia
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw Oysters

In December 2017 seven people in Washington state were diagnosed with giardia after consuming raw oysters. Exposure dates ranged from December 1 to December 13. No one was hospitalized and no one died.…Read More »

November 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus, Elliott's Oyster House, Seattle Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw oysters

In November 2017 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigated an outbreak of norovirus occurring among persons who consumed raw oysters at Elliott's Oyster House Annual Oyster event held on November 11, 2017. Thirteen attendees from 5 sepa…Read More »

July 17 2017 Outbreak of Vibrio Parahaemolyticus Linked to Raw Oysters, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Oysters, raw

One person was laboratory confirmed with vibriosis and another person was described as a "probable" case as a result of consuming raw oysters at a meal on July 14, 2017. The oysters were consumed at a restaurant located in Seattle, Washington. No one…Read More »

June 17 2017 June Outbreak of Vibrio Parahaemolyticus, Salted Sea, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Oysters, raw

In June 2017 Public Health Seattle King County investigated an outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus among patrons of the Salted Sea, a restaurant located in Seattle. Two people from one dinner party became ill after eating raw oysters at the restauran…Read More »

June 17 2017 Outbreak of Suspected Vibriosis Among Patrons of White Swan Public House, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Oysters, raw

In July 2017 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigated reports of illness among 6 people from two separate dinner parties eating food at White Swan Public House located in Seattle. Ill persons consumed raw oysters. One group ate on June …Read More »

January 14 2014 Outbreak of Campylobacter Linked to Consumption of Raw Oysters, Oregon

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Oysters,raw

An outbreak of campylobacter in 5 individuals who consumed raw oysters sold by Coos Bay Oyster company of Charleston, Oregon prompted a recall of its shucked and in-shell oysters. Four people were laboratory confirmed with Campylobacter. One person w…Read More »

July 12 Vibrio Parahaemolyticus Linked to Shellfish from Oyster Bay, July 2012

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Shellfish, unspecified

Public health officials closed shellfish harvesting in certain areas of Oyster Bay, New York due to reports of Vibrio Parahaemolyticus in 8 individuals residing in 4 states. Three Nassau County residents became ill after eating raw or partially cook…Read More »

April 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Oysters Served at a New Orleans Restaurant, Louisiana

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Oysters

14 people became ill with Norovirus after eating oysters at a New Orleans restaurant. The Gulf Coast area where the oysters were harvested was closed down. The people who reported illness ate at the restaurant on April 28 and 29. No hospitalizations …Read More »

October 11 2011 Norovirus Infections Associated with Frozen Raw Oysters, Washington State

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Oysters

In October 2011 investigators at Public Health Seattle King County investigated an outbreak of norovirus linked to consumption of a raw oyster dish at a local restaurant. Three of 7 meal companions had consumed raw oysters. All three reported onset o…Read More »

September 11 South Carolina Private Home Oysters 2011

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio parahaemolyticus
  • Vehicle:
  • Oysters

A confirmed outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus linked to oysters occurred in a private home in Horry County, South Carolina.…Read More »

April 11 2011 Outbreak of Vibrio cholerae Linked to Oysters Harvested in Apalachicola Bay, Area 1642, Florida

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Shellfish, Oysters

Consumption of raw or steamed oysters harvested from Area 1642 in Apalachicola Bay, Florida, was linked to an outbreak of Vibrio cholerae O75. The ill resided in four states, but had consumed the oysters while in Florida. Area 1642 is a zone that s…Read More »

September 10 2010 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to British Columbia Oysters

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Shellfish, Oysters

Lots of Effingam XSM (extra small), raw, oysters that were harvested between September 7 and 21 along the coast of British Columbia, Canada, were linked to outbreaks of Norovirus. The oysters were mostly sold in restaurants in British Columbia, Albe…Read More »

November 09 2009 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to an Oyster Bar, North Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Complaints of nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea began on November 30 among patrons of the 42nd Street Oyster Bar, in Raleigh, North Carolina. At least three of the illnesses were laboratory confirmed as caused by Norovirus. Although oysters originating …Read More »

October 06 2006 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Raw Oysters, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Shellfish, Oysters, Raw

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus was associated with eating raw oysters at a restaurant in Washington.…Read More »

July 04 2004 Outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus Infections on a Cruise Ship Alaska

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood Shellfish Oysters

Oysters that were harvested in Alaska and served on a cruise ship during four separate cruises were implicated in an outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus. The genetic strain of Vibrio that had been isolated from the ill persons matched the strain tha…Read More »

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