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 15 2015 Outbreak of E. coli O157 cluster, Red River Valley Fair-North Dakota

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

In July 2015 the North Dakota Department of Health investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 in persons who attended the Red River Valley Fair held in West Fargo, North Dakota. The fair was held from July 7 through July 12. Five cases were identified.…Read More »

July 14 2014 E. coli O157 and Zerebko Zoo Tran Traveling Petting Zoo, Minnesota

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

The Minnesota Department of Health identified at least 13 people who were infected with E. coli O157 linked to the Zerebko Zoo Tran traveling petting zoo. The 13 patients ranged in age from 2 to 68 years. Seven were hospitalized. Two patients develo…Read More »

October 13 2013 E. Coli O157:H7 Infections at a Fall Harvest Festival, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

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

In October 2013 routine surveillance of reported E. Coli O157 cases triggered an investigation of an outbreak that occurred at a petting zoo at a fall harvest festival in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. The two case patients had attended the festival on O…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 »

June 11 Forest Park Animal Farm, E. coli O157:H7, Everett, WA 2011

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

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among visitors to the Forest Park Animal Farm in Everett, Washington. There were 5 laboratory confirmed cases of E. coli O157:H7 and 1 probable case. One child was hospitalized. There were no deaths. All il…Read More »

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