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 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 »

May 88 1988 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at Graduation Banquet Linked to Roast Beef

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Roast Beef, Vegetable, Salad

Roast beef that was served at a university graduation banquet led to an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7. The resulting illnesses were relatively mild, however two persons required hospitalization. Most persons had nonbloody diarrhea, and no one develop…Read More »

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