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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May 09 2009 Sweden Sugar Snap Peas and Shigella

  • Organism:
  • Shigella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sugar Snap Peas

An outbreak of Shigella dysenteriae, type 2, was identified in Sweden. Shigella outbreaks were rare in Sweden. Sugar snap peas originating from Kenya were implicated as the source of illness. Although microbiologic analysis of the sugar snap peas …Read More »

October 97 1997 Intentional Food Contamination in a Hospital Laboratory, Texas

  • Organism:
  • Shigella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pastries

Laboratory workers at a large medical center in Texas developed gastroenteritis after eating muffins and doughnuts that were left anonymously in the break room. An identical strain of Shigella dysenteriae, type 2, was isolated from the stool samples…Read More »

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