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 13 Outbreak of Shigella Sonnei following lake exposure, Rhode Island - July 2013

  • Organism:
  • Shigella sonnei
  • Vehicle:
  • recreational water

The Rhode Island Department of Health investigated 134 cases of Shigella Sonnei in individuals who swam at Spring Lake Beach in Burrillville on July 4, 2013. An additional 14 cases of shigellosis were reported in people who swam at Wallum Lake in ear…Read More »

October 09 2009 Outbreak of E. coli O157 Linked to Hamburger at Camp Bournedale, Rhode Island

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

At least 20 students and chaperones from the Lincoln Middle School, in Rhode Island, suffered diarrhea after a trip to Camp Bournedale in Cedarville, Massachusetts. Two students tested positive for E. coli O157:H7. Two students were hospitalized for …Read More »

April 06 2006 Outbreak of Norovirus at Cumberland Hill Elementary School Dance, Rhode Island

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Produce-Based Salad, Vegetable, Lettuce

A father and daughter dance held at the Cumberland Hill Elementary school, in Rhode Island, led to nearly 100 norovirus cases. Food was served at the dance, and a health department investigation concluded the salad was the most likely vehicle. The …Read More »

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