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 14 2014-2015 Outbreak of Salmonella Muenchen Linked to Pet Crested Geckos

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • reptile, crested geckos

In May 2015 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella Muenchen linked to contact with pet crested geckos purchased from multiple pet stores in different states. As of May 13, 2015 a total of 20 persons infected with the outbreak strain had been re…Read More »

February 12 2014 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Contact with Pet Bearded Dragons

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • reptile, bearded dragon

In April 2014 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella Cotham and Salmonella Kisarawe linked to contact with bearded dragons, a popular pet lizard. On August 20, 2014 the CDC declared the outbreak over. In total there were 160 persons with the ou…Read More »

January 96 1996 Salmonella enteritidis at the Denver Zoological Gardens, Komodo Dragon Contact

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact, reptiles, Komodo Dragon

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was linked to visitation of a temporary Komodo dragon exhibit at the Denver Zoological Gardens and touching the protective barrier around the exhibit. Even two weeks after the exhibit closed, investigat…Read More »

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