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 19 2019 Outbreak of Grimontia hollisae Infections Associated with Live Blue Crab, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Grimontia holisae
  • Vehicle:
  • Crab

In 2019 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigated a household cluster of Grimontia hollisae associated with eating raw blue crab purchased live from Seafood City in Tukwila, Washington. The crab was purchased on January 18, 2019. Onset o…Read More »

June 17 2017 Outbreak of Suspected Vibriosis Among Patrons of White Swan Public House, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Oysters, raw

In July 2017 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigated reports of illness among 6 people from two separate dinner parties eating food at White Swan Public House located in Seattle. Ill persons consumed raw oysters. One group ate on June …Read More »

August 16 2016 Vibrio cholerae, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • shrimp ceviche

In August 2016 the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) staff investigated an outbreak of Vibrio cholera. The first report of illness in a 43 year old woman was received on August 20. Her stool specimen yielded V. cholera, serogroup 01, serotype Inab…Read More »

December 16 2016-2017 Vibrio vulnificus Infections Associated with Handling Tilapia from Fish Tanks, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Fish

In 2016-2017 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigated the source of two reported cases of Vibrio vulnificus. Both case-patients sustained wounds while handling tilapia, a freshwater fish, purchased live from 2 retail fish markets before…Read More »

July 13 2013 Vibrio parahaemolyticus Infections Associated with Raw Oysters, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Oysters, raw

In July 2013 Minnesota Department of Health and City of Minneapolis health officials investigated an outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus among restuarant patrons who consumed raw oysters. Oysters served at two restaurants located in Minneapolis. Six …Read More »

July 12 Vibrio Parahaemolyticus Linked to Shellfish from Oyster Bay, July 2012

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Shellfish, unspecified

Public health officials closed shellfish harvesting in certain areas of Oyster Bay, New York due to reports of Vibrio Parahaemolyticus in 8 individuals residing in 4 states. Three Nassau County residents became ill after eating raw or partially cook…Read More »

September 11 South Carolina Private Home Oysters 2011

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio parahaemolyticus
  • Vehicle:
  • Oysters

A confirmed outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus linked to oysters occurred in a private home in Horry County, South Carolina.…Read More »

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