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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September 09 2009 Outbreak of Botulism Linked to Vacuum-Packed Hot-Smoked Whitefish, France

  • Organism:
  • Botulism
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Whitefish

Three members of the same French family developed botulism after eating a vacuum-packed whitefish. The fish had been purchased by the family, on August 22, during a recent visit to Finland and was consumed several weeks after purchase. No leftover …Read More »

July 02 2002 Botulism Linked to Whale Muktuk, Alaska

  • Organism:
  • Botulism
  • Vehicle:
  • Game, Whale

In mid July, a fishing village on the Bering Sea butchered a beached whale believed to have been dead for several weeks. Members of the village consumed "muktuk," the skin and pink blubber layer of the whale. Of the fourteen who ate muktuk, eight c…Read More »

January 01 2001 Outbreak of Botulism linked to Fermented, Beaver Tail and Paw, Alaska

  • Organism:
  • Botulism
  • Vehicle:
  • Game, Beaver

The Alaska Division of Public Health received reports of a cluster of Botulism poisoning cases coming from one village. Those affected had all consumed fermented beaver tail and paw meat. This is a customary food for many Alaskan Natives. The case…Read More »

November 87 1987 Outbreak of Botulism Linked to Gold Star Smoked Fish Salted Whitefish, New York City

  • Organism:
  • Botulism
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Fish, Whitefish, Finfish

A Russian immigrant and his 9-year old son were admitted to a New York City area hospital with botulism symptoms on November 2. The father's stool specimen contained type E, botulinum toxin. The man had purchased a whole, ungutted, salted, air-drie…Read More »

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