Foodborne Illness Outbreak Database

This database provides summaries of significant food and water related outbreaks occurring since 1984 caused by E. coli, Salmonella, Hepatitis A, Campylobacter and other pathogens. Read more »

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July 13 2013 Vibrio parahaemolyticus Infections Associated with Raw Oysters, Minnesota

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

In July 2013 Minnesota Department of Health and City of Minneapolis health officials investigated an outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus among restuarant patrons who consumed raw oysters. Oysters served at two restaurants located in Minneapolis. Six …Read More »

August 08 Maryland Restaurant Delaware Bay Oysters 2008

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

New Jersey oysters that were served at a Maryland restaurant were implicated in an outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus. The outbreak resulted in the closure of oyster beds. The oysters were traced to the Ship John and Shellrock oyster beds in the u…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 »

July 98 Long Island Sound Raw Shellfish 1998

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Shellfish, oyster Seafood, Shellfish, clam

A July to September outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus infections was found to be associated with consumption of raw oysters and clams harvested in Long Island Sound. The New York City Department of Health (NYCDOH) began investigating when a New Yo…Read More »

May 97 West Coast U.S. Oysters 1997

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

The British Columbia Provincial Laboratory detected Vibrio parahaemolyticus from nine patients, more than twice the expected number, in July. The patients had reported that they had eaten oysters within 24 hours prior to becoming ill. Between July …Read More »

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