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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November 12 2012 Botulism in an Arizona prison

  • Organism:
  • Botulism
  • Vehicle:
  • Pruno

During November 24-27, 2012 the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) was notified that 8 male inmates of prison "A" had been hospitalized for suspected botulism. Serum samples from all 8 inmates tested positive for botulinum type A. Seven of …Read More »

August 12 2012 Botulism in a prison in Pinal County, Arizona

  • Organism:
  • Botulism
  • Vehicle:
  • Pruno

In August 2012 Arizona Department of Health Services, Pinal County Health Services and the CDC investigated 4 cases of botulism in prison inmates incarcerated at prison "A". All four inmates were hospitalized. The suspected vehicle was "pruno" a ferm…Read More »

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