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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September 01 2001 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at a College Dining Hall, Washington

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  • E. coli O157:H7
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  • 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 »

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