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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December 18 2018-2019 Multistate Outbreak of Gastrointestinal Illnesses Linked to Oysters Imported from Mexico

  • Organism:
  • Shigella, Vibrio, Campylobacter, Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw Oysters

In May 2019 the CDC and public health and regulatory officials in several states investigated an outbreak of gastrointestinal illnesses linked to imported raw oysters harvested from Estero El Cardon estuary in Baja, California Sur, Mexico. Sixteen ca…Read More »

August 18 2018 Outbreak of Shigellosis at a Wedding, Oregon

  • Organism:
  • Shigella
  • Vehicle:
  • Asparagus

In August 2018 the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and local health departments in Oregon investigated an outbreak of Shigella flexneri type 3a infections among people who attended a wedding and reception in Yamhill County on August 11. One hundred twe…Read More »

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 »

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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