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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January 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Mexican Restaurant, Shawnee County, Kansas

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In January 2017 Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA), and Shawnee County Health Agency (SCHA) staff investigated an outbreak of norovirus at a restaurant located in Topeka. Six individuals met the…Read More »

June 14 2014 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens in a Topeka, Kansas Correctional Facility

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • pasta with meat sauce

In June 2014 Kansas public health officials investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurring among staff and inmates at the Topeka Correctional Facility. The outbreak was attributed to a meal served on June 18. Rotini with meat sauce was…Read More »

April 13 2013 Foodborne Illness outbreak at Carniceria Camecuaro, Topeka, Kansas

  • Organism:
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork, salsa

Kansas Deepartment of Agriculture closed Carniceria Camecuaro, an East Topeka, Kansas restaurant, after 22 people became sick with staphylococcus aureus after eating food prepared at the restaurant. At least 4 people sought medical treatment at a loc…Read More »

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