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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February 12 Buncombe County Salmonella Paratyphi B Outbreak, 2012

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Tempeh

Buncombe County Health Department reported an outbreak of Salmonella Paratyphi B among county residents and visitors. As of May 1, 2012 there were 37 case patients. The North Carolina Department of Agriculture confirmed the bacteria in a sample of …Read More »

September 10 Oklahoma Unknown 2010

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of Salmonella Paratyphi B var. Java was first identified, in September, in Canadian County, Oklahoma. As of October 6, at least 17 cases had been identified. Fourteen of the cases were children who attended the following schools in the …Read More »

August 10 Turtles 2010

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

Between August 5, 2010 and September 26, 2011, a total of 132 cases of human Salmonella Paratyphi B var. L (+) tartrate + infection were reported in 18 states. The median age of patients was 6 years (range: less than 1 year to 75 years), 66% were age…Read More »

December 10 Raw Ahi Tuna (Poke) 2010

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Tuna

Confirmed cases of Salmonella Paratyphi B have been linked to the consumption of imported, raw, ahi tuna at various locations on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. The product was said to have originated from Asia, and was previously frozen. Concurrent ca…Read More »

October 07 Raw Ahi Tuna (Poke) 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Tuna

Consumption of reviously frozen, raw, ahi tuna was linked to an outbreak of Salmonella Paratyphi B on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Additional cases were identified in Colorado and California. The tuna had been sent from Indonesia to a U.S. mainland …Read More »

May 07 Turtles 2007

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

Since 1975 there has been a ban on the sale of turtles with a carapace of less than four inches. Turtle-associated outbreaks of Salmonella were common in the 1960's and 1970's until the ban went into effect. Apparently small turtles were again avail…Read More »

June 06 2006 Salmonella Paratyphi at Minnesota Restaurant or Prison

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Paratyphi occurred in Minnesota. The vehicle of infection was not described. The exposure location was described as restaurant or prison.…Read More »

March 06 New Hampshire Other Location Unknown Vehicle 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Java occurred in New Hampshire. The vehicle of infection was not described. The exposure location was described only as "other location."…Read More »

August 99 1999 Outbreak of Salmonella Associated Alfalfa Sprouts, Canada

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Alfalfa Sprouts

Alfalfa sprouts were identified as the cause of an outbreak of Salmonella Paratyphi. A total of 51 cases were reported with 43 in Alberta, six in British Columbia, and two in Saskatchewan. Six opened packages of alfalfa sprouts were taken from case…Read More »

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