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 17 2017 E. coli O157 Outbreak, Lake Wildwood, California

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

In August 2017 Nevada County Public Health in California investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 among 18 persons who reported playing in the water at Commodore Beach in Lake Wildwood. Ten people were hospitalized. As of August 17, onset of symptoms…Read More »

July 16 2016 Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis at a Public Pool, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • recreational water

In the summer of 2016 public health officials in Colorado investigated an outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis at a public pool owned and operated by the City and County of Broomfield. Dates of exposure ranged from July 24, 2016 to August 4, 2016. Four peop…Read More »

June 16 2016 Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Associated with Untreated Recreational Water, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

Public health officials in Colorado investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium associated with recreational water exposure in Arapahoe County, Colorado. The first exposure occurred on June 17, 2016. The last exposure occurred on June 19, 2016…Read More »

June 16 2016 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Community Pool, Highlands Ranch, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

In June 2016 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus at a community pool located in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Two people were laboratory confirmed with norovirus. Thirty four others met the case definition as probable …Read More »

May 16 2016 STEC Outbreak Linked to Stream Water, California

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • recreational water

In May 2016 four cases of Shiga toxin E. coli (STEC) were reported to public health officials in northern California. Case-patients, ranging in age 1 to 3 years, had played in a stream adjacent to a children's playground within a city park.Exposure o…Read More »

July 14 2014 Outbreak of Cryptosporidium at the Tarpon Springs Splash Park, Florida

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, recreational

The Pinellas County Department of Health identified 3 patients diagnosed with cryptosporidiosis. All three patients had been at the Tarpon Springs Splash Park during the incubation period during the fourth week of July. The City of Tarpon Springs co…Read More »

July 14 2014 Norovirus Outbreak- Blue Lake Regional Park, Oregon

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

In July 2014 Multnomah County health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus among persons visiting Blue Lake Regional Park in Oregon. The park, located just outside of Portland, is a popular destination for city residents in the summer. Th…Read More »

August 13 2013 Cryptosporidiosis Associated with a Community Pool, Olmsted County, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

In September 2013 investigators at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Olmsted County Public Health Services (OCPHS) identified 10 cases of cryptosporidiosis who reported swimming in a community pool. Two cases were laboratory confirmed…Read More »

July 13 2013 E. Coli O57:H7 Infections Associated with Swimming in Lake Minnetonka

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

In July 2013 the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) investigated an outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 among three individuals who shared an indistinguishable strain by PFGE, pattern MN179ECB13 (Minnesota designation). All three cases reported boating and…Read More »

July 12 Norovirus Among Swimmers at Lake Wazee, Wisconsin, July 2012

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water,beach

The Jackson County Health Department in collaboration with Jackson County Forestry and Parks began an investigation of norovirus among persons who swam at Lake Wazee Beach on July 4th. As of July 11, 2012 there were at least 170 ill persons. Norovi…Read More »

July 12 2012 Waterborne Outbreak of Shigellosis, Clark County, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Shigella
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water, person-to-person

In July 2012 Clark County (Washington) Public Health investigated an outbreak of Shigella linked to water exposure at a public swimming area and childcare facilities. In total there were 24 cases (4 confirmed, 13 probable, and 7 suspect). Of these 19…Read More »

July 12 2012 Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis Associated with an Aquatic Center, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

In July 2012 Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) staff investigated an outbreak of cryptosporidiosis among patrons at an aquatic center located in Lyon County. Illness histories and exposure information were obtained from 112 aquatic center patrons.…Read More »

July 12 2012 Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis Associated with a Swim Pond, Lake Elmo, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

Five cases of Cryptosporidiosis were identified among swimmers of a swim pond at Lake Elmo, Minnesota in July 2012. Reported swim dates ranged from July 1 to July 11. Reported onset dates ranged from July 3 to July 17. One case was hospitalized. Non…Read More »

July 12 2012 Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis Associated with a Community Splash Pad, Waite Park, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

In July and August 2012 Minnesota Department of Health staff identified two laboratory confirmed cases of cryptosporidiosis. Both cases had played in a splash park in Waite Park in the 2 weeks prior to illness onset. Report dates were July 23, 2012 a…Read More »

July 12 2012 Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis at a Community Splash Pad, Sauk Rapids, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

Two cases of Cryptosporidiosis were identified by Minnesota Department of Health officials in July 2012. Both had played in a splash pad located in Sauk Rapids multiple times in the 2 weeks prior to illness onset. Both were laboratory confirmed. One …Read More »

July 12 2012 Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis Associated with a Youth Camp, Brainerd, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

Campers at a youth camp located in Brainerd, Minnesota became ill with cryptosporidiosis in July 2012. Camp dates were July 22-27. Sixteen cases were identified. Three campers submitted a stool sample to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Publi…Read More »

March 12 2012 Outbreak of Cryptosporidosis Associated with Hotel Waterpark, Baxter, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • recreational water

In March 2012 Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) staff investigated an outbreak of Cryptosporidium infections among users of a waterpark located in Baxter, Minnesota. Illness histories and exposure information was obtained from 118 waterpark guests…Read More »

June 11 2011 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at a Splash Park, Opelika, Alabama

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Recreational Water

In June 2011 nineteen people became ill with E. coli O157:H7 after swimming at the Opelika Sportsplex and Aquatics Center Splash Park in Alabama. Exposure dates ranged from June 4 to June 22. Five children tested positive for E. coli O157:H7. Three …Read More »

August 99 1999 Outbreak of E. coli O157 in Clark County, Washington

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Recreational Water, Lake

A large outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among visitors to a lake, in a state park, in Clark County, Washington. All cases were children who had swum in the lake. Tests of lake water and sediment samples collected in early September, from the c…Read More »

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