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 Salmonella Typhimurium linked to frozen feeder rodents

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Frozen feeder rodents

On May 20, 2014 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium linked to handling frozen feeder rodents used to feed pet reptiles. As of May 13, 2014 a total of 37 persons infected with the outbreak strain of S. Typhimurium had been reported…Read More »

August 11 Feeder Rodents 2011

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact, Rodents

On April 20, 2012, the CDC announced an investigation into an outbreak of Salmonella I 4, [5], 12:i:- linked to exposure to feeder rodents. Cases had been detected in at least 22 states; the rodents were sold as food for pet reptiles and amphibians.…Read More »

December 10 2010 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Human contact with Guinea Pigs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Guinea Pigs

In 2010 local, state and federal public health officials investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis linked to human contact with pet guinea pigs. Traceback and environmental investigations were conducted at homes, stores, and breeder or broke…Read More »

July 08 Biggers & Callham, LLC D.B.A. MiceDirect Mice and Baby Chickens 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact, Mice, Baby Chickens, Chicks, Rodents

Frozen mice and chicks were recalled by MiceDirect after an outbreak of Salmonella, serotype I 4,[5],12:i:- was detected in the United States. Cases were identified in 17 states; the first U.S. case illness onset was December, 2009. Prior to the U.…Read More »

December 05 Frozen, Vacuum-Packed Mice 2005

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact, Mice

Between December, 2005, and January, 2006, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) identified four human cases of Salmonella Typhimurium that matched each other by PFGE, pulsed field gel electrophoresis. All of the initial Minnesota cases attended …Read More »

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