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 16 2016-2017 Outbreak of Trichinellosis Linked to Consumption of Privately Raised Raw Boar Meat, California

  • Organism:
  • Trichinella
  • Vehicle:
  • Wild boar

California public health officials investigated an outbreak of trichinellosis among persons who attended a private celebration on December 28, 2016. Several pork dishes were served, including larb, a traditional Laotian raw pork dish. The event hosts…Read More »

August 16 2016-2017 Outbreak of Trichinellosis Linked to Consumption of Walrus Meat, Alaska

  • Organism:
  • Trichinella
  • Vehicle:
  • Walrus meat

During July 2016-May 2017, the Alaska Division of Public Health investigated two outbreaks of trichinellosis in the Norton Sound region associated with consumption of raw or undercooked walrus meat. Five cases were identified in each of the two outbr…Read More »

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