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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January 18 2018 Outbreak of Norovirus, El Toro Restaurants, Pierce County, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

As least 542 people were sickened with norovirus linked to food prepared at two El Toro Mexican restuarants located in Pierce County, Washington. Most of the cases (n=520) dined at the Tacoma location at 5716 N. 26th Street. The other 22 cases dined …Read More »

July 17 2017 Outbreak of Salmonella I 4,5,12:1:- Linked to Consumption of Pork, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork

Five people in Pierce County, Washington were diagnosed with salmonellosis after consuming pork from a whole pig roasted at a private residence on July 8. The serotype was Salmonella I 4,5,12:1-. All five visited a health care provider but none was h…Read More »

July 17 2017 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a Catered Event, Pierce County, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • roast beef

Public health officials in Pierce County, Washington investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis that occurred in July 2017. Twenty people became ill with symptoms consistent with infection of Clostridium perfringens. The implicated catered meal date…Read More »

January 17 2017 Suspected Outbreak of Salmonella, Tacoma, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • chicken

Two friends who reside in different households and had no other common exposures became ill with symptoms consistent with salmonellosis following a meal of chicken teriyaki at a restaurant in Tacoma, Washington. The implicated meal date was January 2…Read More »

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