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 06 Arizona Restaurant Unknown 2006

  • Organism:
  • Shigella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Shigella flexneri serotype 6 occurred among people who had eaten at a restaurant in Arizona. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

September 04 2004 Shigellosis at a Roseville Restaurant Linked to Consumption of Beef Tacos

  • Organism:
  • Shigella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Tacos Food Worker

Laboratory surveillance revealed two genetically matched, Shigella flexneri 2a isolates. Upon investigation into these isolates and interview of the corresponding cases, a common exposure was found. Both cases had eaten at the same Roseville, Minne…Read More »

August 94 Viking Serenade Cruise Ship Unknown Food 1994

  • Organism:
  • Shigella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of gastroenteritis occurred among passengers and workers on a cruise ship voyage from San Pedro, California to Ensenada, Mexico. Shigella flexneri 2a was isolated from at least 12 passengers. The Shigella was resistant to the antibiotic…Read More »

June 94 Green Onions/Scallions 1994

  • Organism:
  • Shigella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Green Onions, Scallions

An outbreak of Shigella flexneri 6A occurred in two U.S. states. The scallions possibly were contaminated during harvest or packaging in Mexico.…Read More »

July 92 Restaurant Tossed Salad 1992

  • Organism:
  • Shigella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Tossed Salad, Iceberg Lettuce, Romaine Lettuce, Cabbage, Carrots

Investigation into a cluster of Shigella flexneri cases in Michigan and Ohio suggested that consumption of tossed salad at one of several outlets of a restaurant chain was a risk factor for illness. The tossed salad had been prepared at a central co…Read More »

October 89 Cruise Ship German Potato Salad 1989

  • Organism:
  • Shigella
  • Vehicle:
  • Produce-Only Salad, Potato, German style

An outbreak of Shigella flexneri 4a occurred among passengers and crew of a cruise ship while the ship travelled through the Caribbean Sea. A case-control study implicated the German potato salad as the vehicle of transmission. The salad was probab…Read More »

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