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 12 2012 Campylobacter jejuni Infections Linked to Consumption of Raw Milk

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw milk

In May 2012 Minnesota and Wisconsin public health and agriculture officials investigated an outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni among members of a 5th grade class who visited a farm school located near Glenwood City, Wisconsin. During the trip which too…Read More »

March 12 2012 Outbreak of Salmonella at a school in Ottawa, Canada

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef Poultry, Chicken, Halal Tacos Meat Lasagna

A Salmonella outbreak in Ottawa, Canada, sickened at least 40 children and 10 adults. At least three children were hospitalized. The illnesses were connected with eating at the following schools and daycare programs: Tiny Hoppers Day Care; Steve Ma…Read More »

October 10 2010 Outbreak of Salmonella at Clearview High School, Lorain County, Ohio

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of Salmonella Group B occurred among people who attended a Clearview High School football dinner, in Lorain County, Ohio. At least eight of the illnesses were confirmed as caused by Salmonellosis. The Health Commissioner stated that so…Read More »

February 10 2010 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at Feltham Hill Infant & Nursery School, England

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

As many as 25 pupils at Feltham Hill Infant & Nursery School, in England, developed gastroenteritis. The day care program closed after two children were taken to the hospital. Thirteen illnesses were subsequently confirmed as E. coli O157:H7. On Fe…Read More »

June 09 2009 Outbreak of Bacillus cereus at a School, Connecticut

  • Organism:
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Pasta Dishes, Macaroni and Cheese

A confirmed outbreak of Bacillus cereus was associated with eating macaroni and cheese at a school in Connecticut.…Read More »

May 09 2009 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Consumption of Rolls at a School, California

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Breads and Bakery, Rolls

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred among people who had eaten rolls at a school in California.…Read More »

April 09 2009 Outbreak of Bacillus cereus Associated with Macaroni and Cheese, Connecticut

  • Organism:
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Pasta Dishes, Macaroni and Cheese Dairy, Cheese

A confirmed outbreak of Bacillus cereus was associated with eating macaroni and cheese at a school in Connecticut.…Read More »

March 09 2009 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Ice and Lemonade, Illinois

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Ice Beverages, Lemonade

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus was associated with consuming ice and lemonade at a school in Illinois.…Read More »

November 08 2008 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Ice at a School, Florida

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Ice Iced Tea

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred among people who had drunk ice tea or consumed ice while at a school in Florida.…Read More »

September 08 2006 Outbreak of Bacillus subtilis Linked to Pancakes, Georgia

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Pancakes

A confirmed outbreak of Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus, species unspecified, occurred among people who had eaten pancakes at a school in Georgia.…Read More »

May 08 2008 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Restaurant and School, California

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred among people who had eaten at a school and at a restaurant in California. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

May 07 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Poona Infections at a School, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Poona was linked to a Colorado school. No vehicle of infection was named.…Read More »

April 07 2007 Outbreak of Norovirus at Augusta Middle School Cafeteria, Kansas

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Taco Salad Foodworker

In April, many teachers and students of the Augusta Middle School developed gastrointestinal illness. Gastrointestinal illness consistent with the symptoms of norovirus was present in the student body prior to April 11, with an average of five stude…Read More »

February 07 2007 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens Linked to Stew/Chili at a School, Arizona

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Stew, Chili

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred at a school in Arizona. Stew/chili was named as the vehicle of infection.…Read More »

December 06 2006 Outbreak of Norovirus at a School, Florida

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus was associated with a school in Florida. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

September 06 2006 Salmonella Enteritidis at a California Restaurant and School

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Mexican Food, Mexican-Style Foods

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was associated with eating Mexican-style foods at a restaurant and at a school in California.…Read More »

August 06 2006 Outbreak of Norovirus at School, California

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus was associated with a school in California. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

May 06 2006 Outbreak of Norovirus, Vehicle Unknown, Georgia

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred at a school in Georgia. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

May 06 2006 Outbreak of Norovirus at a School, Georgia

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred at a school in Georgia. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

April 06 2006 Outbreak of Norovirus, Florida

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred at a school in Florida. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

March 06 2006 School Potluck Ground Beef

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

Attendees of a school potluck in Alaska contracted Salmonella Typhimurium. At least 47 people became ill; some of the illnesses were confirmed by stool culture. Genetic testing on the Salmonella Typhimurium proved that all laboratory confirmed case…Read More »

January 06 2006 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Restaurant or School, Georgia

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred among people who had eaten at a restaurant or at a school in Georgia. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

December 06 2006 Outbreak of Giardiasis at a Catered Lunch at a School, New York

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Eight people developed Giardiasis after eating a restaurant catered lunch while at a school in New York state.…Read More »

October 05 2005 Outbreak of Norovirus at a DuPage County School Holiday Banquet, Illinois

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A holiday banquet at a DuPage county, Illinois, school ended up causing over forty illnesses. Stool samples indicated Norovirus as the causative agent. Foods for the event were prepared at private homes and brought to the school for the banquet. N…Read More »

October 05 2005 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis Linked to School Fruit and Fruit Juice, Illinois

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Whole or Cut Up, Pineapple Fruit Cup Fruit Beverage, Juice, multifruit

High numbers of yeast, or yeast by products, led to two school-based outbreaks, at the same school, in Cook County, Illinois. In the first outbreak, twenty one persons became ill with vomiting shortly after drinking a mixed, multifruit juice. Labor…Read More »

August 05 2005 Outbreak of Norovirus at a DuPage School Breakfast, Illinois

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A welcome-back-to-school breakfast led to an outbreak of Norovirus in DuPage County, Illinois. Over thirty students contracted the virus after the breakfast. An epidemiological investigation could not identify a single food item associated with ill…Read More »

May 05 2005 Salmonella Enteritidis at a Cook County School, Illinois

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Five students in a Cook County, Illinois, school were confirmed to have Salmonella Enteritidis through laboratory testing of their stool samples. An investigation found neither a source nor a vehicle.…Read More »

February 05 2005 New Brighton Elementary School Chicken, Pennsylvania

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Chicken

Elementary school students were sent home after coming down with gastroenteritis from the school lunch. The school admitted to improperly cooking the chicken in the school lunch and causing the outbreak. Later laboratory studies identified the path…Read More »

May 03 2003 Outbreak of Yersinia psuedotuberculosis at a School, Finland

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Carrots

A cluster of gastrointestinal illness and erythema nodosum was detected among Finnish day care center and school children who had eaten lunches prepared by the same institutional kitchen. A case control study was conducted. Only grated carrots were…Read More »

January 02 2002 Outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni Infections at a High School Athletic Team Dinner, Utah

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

An outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni occurred among student athletes who attended a dinner. Raw (unpasteurized) milk was served at the event, and people were aware that the milk was raw. The milk was a gift to support the team. At the time, the sta…Read More »

January 01 2001 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Mung Bean Sprouts, Hawaii

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Mung Bean Sprouts

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was linked to eating mung bean sprouts at a school in Hawaii.…Read More »

October 98 1998 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at Finley School, Washington

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

Eleven students in Finley School District No. 53 became ill after eating ground beef tacos that had been served in a school lunch. On inspection, food handling errors were noted in the school kitchen. No food handlers were known to be ill. There w…Read More »

April 94 1994 Campylobacter Among Visitors to a Dairy, Cardiff England, Raw Milk

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A nursery school trip to a dairy farm led to an outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni gastroenteritis. Illness was associated with the consumption of raw (unpasteurized) milk while visiting the dairy. There was a significant dose response relationship b…Read More »

April 86 1986 Outbreak of Salmonella linked to Chicken Prepared in a School Cafeteria, Oklahoma

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, chicken

An outbreak of Salmonellosis occurred among students and employees of a small school district in Oklahoma, involving four schools. Salmonella Heidelberg and Salmonella Stanley were isolated from stool samples of some of the case-patients. Illness w…Read More »

May 85 1985 Salmonella Enteritidis at an Elementary School Linked to Turkey Salad, Georgia

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Turkey Salad

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis occurred among students and staff of an elementary school. Risk of illness was associated with eating turkey salad during the school lunch on May 10. Culture of leftover, refrigerated turkey salad, yielded Salm…Read More »

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