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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December 12 2012 Outbreak of Rotavirus Associated with a Potluck, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Rotavirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In December 2012 Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) officials investigated an outbreak of rotavirus occurring among attendees of a potluck held at a church in Minneapolis. Approximately 100 members of an extended family attended, however, only 9 po…Read More »

June 09 Lombardy, Italy Municipal Water 2009

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Municipal

An outbreak of viral gastroenteritis occurred that was linked to consumption of contaminated municipal water. A variety of viruses caused illness. The municipal water was taken from a lake. In Italy, municipal water supplies have been identified a…Read More »

March 00 University Dining Hall Deli 2000

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Food worker

Student health services at a Washington, D.C., university reported an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness in late March. Telephone calls were used to conduct a case-control study to determine a source of the illnesses. Electronic records of 49 stu…Read More »

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