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 18 2018-2019 Multistate Outbreak of Gastrointestinal Illnesses Linked to Oysters Imported from Mexico

  • Organism:
  • Shigella, Vibrio, Campylobacter, Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw Oysters

In May 2019 the CDC and public health and regulatory officials in several states investigated an outbreak of gastrointestinal illnesses linked to imported raw oysters harvested from Estero El Cardon estuary in Baja, California Sur, Mexico. Sixteen ca…Read More »

April 18 2018 Multistate Outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus Linked to Imported Crab Meat

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Crab

On July 13, 2018 local, state and federal officials at the CDC and the FDA announced an investigation of an outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus infections associated with consumption of fresh crab meat imported from Venezuela. Twenty six people infec…Read More »

September 17 2017 Outbreak of Vibrio Parahaemoyticus, Washington

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

Six people became ill after eating raw oysters at a Seattle restaurant on September 5, 2017. One person was laboratory confirmed with Vibrio Parahaemolyticus. One person was seen at the emergency department. No one was hospitalized and no one died. I…Read More »

August 17 2017 Outbreak of Vibrio Parahaemolyticus Linked to Samish Bay Oysters, Washington State

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw oysters

In August 2017 eight people became ill after eating raw oysters grown in Samish Bay, Washington. Meal dates ranged from August 2, 2017 and August 14, 2017 and occurred at different restaurants in Seattle, Redmond, and Bow, Washington. Six people were…Read More »

August 17 2017 Outbreak of Suspected Vibrio Parahaemolyticus, Burien, Washington

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

Two people became ill with symptoms consistent with vibriosis after consuming raw oysters at a restaurant located in Burien, Washington. The implicated meal date was August 28, 2017. No one was hospitalized and no one died. The oysters were harvested…Read More »

July 17 2017 Outbreak of Vibrio Parahaemolyticus Linked to Raw Oysters, Seattle, Washington

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

One person was laboratory confirmed with vibriosis and another person was described as a "probable" case as a result of consuming raw oysters at a meal on July 14, 2017. The oysters were consumed at a restaurant located in Seattle, Washington. No one…Read More »

July 17 2017 July Outbreak of Vibriosis, Salted Sea, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw oysters

In July 2017 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigators learned of a second outbreak of vibrio parahaemolyticus linked to raw oysters sold at a Seattle restaurant, Salted Sea. The same restaurant was implicated in an outbreak of vibriosi…Read More »

July 17 2017 Outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Elliott's Oyster House, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw oysters

Three people who ate raw oysters at Elliott's Oyster House on July 19, 2017 became ill with symptoms consistent with infection with Vibrio parahaemolyticus. The shortest incubation period was 15 hours. The longest incubation period was 24 hours. The …Read More »

June 17 2017 June Outbreak of Vibrio Parahaemolyticus, Salted Sea, Seattle, Washington

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

In June 2017 Public Health Seattle King County investigated an outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus among patrons of the Salted Sea, a restaurant located in Seattle. Two people from one dinner party became ill after eating raw oysters at the restauran…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 »

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 »

July 12 Vibrio parahaemolyticus linked to oysters sold by Drakes Bay Oyster Company, 2012

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

Oysters from the Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Marin County, California were linked to an outbreak of vibrio parahaemolyticus in July and August 2012. California Department of Health Services announced that three persons were ill.…Read More »

September 11 2011 Outbreak of Vibrio parahaemoylticus Linked to Oysters Harvested in Hood Canal Area 4, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Shellfish, Oysters

An outbreak of Vibio parahaemolyticus was associated with eating oysters harvested from Hood Canal Area 4 in Washington state. The oysters had been harvested between August 30 and September 19 and were subsequently shipped to 23 states and to China,…Read More »

July 11 Washington State Oysters 2011

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Shellfish, Oysters

At least 22 people became ill after eating raw oysters containing Vibrio parahaemolyticus bacteria. The oysters had been harvested from commercial operations(18 people) and recreational oyster beds(4 people) in Puget Sound and on the Washington coast…Read More »

July 09 Alaska Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 2009

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus occurred in Alaska. Neither the vehicle of infection or the exposure location were described.…Read More »

June 09 2009 Outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus Linked to Raw Oysters Served at a Restaurant, California

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Shellfish, Oysters

A confirmed outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus occurred among people who had eaten raw oysters at a restaurant in California.…Read More »

October 08 2008 Outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus Linked to Raw Oysters, California

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Shellfish, Oysters

Two people developed Vibriosis(Vibrio parahaemolyticus) after eating oysters at a restaurant in California.…Read More »

August 06 New York Private Home Raw Clams 2006

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Shellfish, Clams

Two people became ill due to Vibrio parahaemolyticus after eating raw clams in a private home in New York.…Read More »

July 06 2006 Outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus Linked to Raw Oysters at a Picnic, California

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Shellfish, Oysters, Raw

A confirmed outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus was associated with eating raw oysters at a picnic in California.…Read More »

June 06 2006 Outbreak of Vibriosis, California

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Shellfish, Oysters, Raw

A confirmed outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus was associated with eating raw oysters at a picnic, a restaurant, or a private home in California.…Read More »

July 04 2004 Outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus Infections on a Cruise Ship Alaska

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood Shellfish Oysters

Oysters that were harvested in Alaska and served on a cruise ship during four separate cruises were implicated in an outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus. The genetic strain of Vibrio that had been isolated from the ill persons matched the strain tha…Read More »

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