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 03 2003 Trichinellosis Linked to Consumption of Bear Meat

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Game, Bear

In December, a 54 year-old, New York resident, was reported to have Trichinellosis. His illness symptoms included: fever; weakness; rapid heart rate; diarrhea; a dry cough. He had eaten about two pounds of nearly raw, bear meat during the two weeks…Read More »

October 03 2003 Trichinellosis Linked to Consumption of Bear Meat, Tennessee

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Game, Bear meat

The Tennessee Department of Health received a report of two cases of Trichinella in November. A 38 year-old man and a 54-year old woman were admitted to the hospital with fever, chills, myalgias, and facial swelling. Both tested positive for Trichi…Read More »

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