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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June 18 2018 Outbreak of Shigella at a Potluck, Charlotte, North Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Shigella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

As many as 40 Charlotte residents became ill with Shigella, after eating contaminated food served at a potluck birthday party at an east Charlotte apartment complex, Forest Hills Townhomes. The party was held Saturday, June 30. Health officials were …Read More »

March 18 2018 Outbreak of Shigellosis Associated with Eric Gorbman Catering, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Shigella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Seattle King County Public Health (SKCPH) investigated an outbreak of Shigella infections associated with food prepared by Eric Gorbman Catering. The company catered two events at Temple Beth Am and Temple Beth Shalom in Seattle. As of March 16, 2018…Read More »

December 17 2017 Outbreak of Shigella Linked to Souplantation, Camarillo, California

  • Organism:
  • Shigella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In June 2017 Ventura County public health officials investigated and outbreak of Shigella linked to the Souplantation Restaurant located in Camarillo, California. Twelve persons including a restaurant employee were diagnosed with Shigella. Five of th…Read More »

October 15 2015 Outbreak of Shigella sonnei, Mariscos San Juan Restaurant, Santa Clara County, California

  • Organism:
  • Shigella
  • Vehicle:
  • Shrimp

In October 2015 local and state investigators in California were notified of an outbreak of Shigella sonnei among patrons of Mariscos San Juan Restaurant #3, located at 205 North 4th Street in San Jose, California. Ill persons ate food from the resta…Read More »

August 14 2014 True Foods Kitchen Shigella Outbreak, California

  • Organism:
  • Shigella
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill Food Handler

Orange County Health Care Authority investigated an outbreak of shigella among customers of True Foods Kitchen, a restaurant located in Newport Beach, California. A total of 8 patients laboratory confirmed with shigella all reported eating at the re…Read More »

June 14 2014 Outbreak of Shigella Linked to Salsarita's, Arkansas

  • Organism:
  • Shigella
  • Vehicle:
  • Salsa

In June 2014 public health investigators at the Benton County (Arkansas) Health Department and the Arkansas Department of Health investigated and outbreak of Shigella that occurred at the Walmart Home Office cafeteria. Food prepared by a restaurant l…Read More »

July 13 Outbreak of Shigella Sonnei following lake exposure, Rhode Island - July 2013

  • Organism:
  • Shigella sonnei
  • Vehicle:
  • recreational water

The Rhode Island Department of Health investigated 134 cases of Shigella Sonnei in individuals who swam at Spring Lake Beach in Burrillville on July 4, 2013. An additional 14 cases of shigellosis were reported in people who swam at Wallum Lake in ear…Read More »

July 12 2012 Waterborne Outbreak of Shigellosis, Clark County, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Shigella
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water, person-to-person

In July 2012 Clark County (Washington) Public Health investigated an outbreak of Shigella linked to water exposure at a public swimming area and childcare facilities. In total there were 24 cases (4 confirmed, 13 probable, and 7 suspect). Of these 19…Read More »

March 09 2009 Outbreak of Shigella Infections at Applebee's Restaurant, New York

  • Organism:
  • Shigella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of Shigellosis was associated with eating at the Applebee's Restaurant in Camillus, New York.…Read More »

September 07 2007 Outbreak of E. coli O157 and Shigella in Floyd County, Indiana

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157, Shigella
  • Vehicle:
  • Person-to-Person

In September 2007 local and state health officials in Indiana investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 and Shigella among children who attended the Galena Elementary School in Floyds Knob, Indiana. The only common exposure among case-patients was att…Read More »

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