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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August 18 2018 Outbreak of Shigellosis at a Wedding, Oregon

  • Organism:
  • Shigella
  • Vehicle:
  • Asparagus

In August 2018 the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and local health departments in Oregon investigated an outbreak of Shigella flexneri type 3a infections among people who attended a wedding and reception in Yamhill County on August 11. One hundred twe…Read More »

October 13 2013 Norovirus Associated with a Wedding Reception, Duluth, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Attendees of a wedding reception held on October 26 at a resort located in Duluth, Minnesota became ill with norovirus in October 2013. Seventeen reception attendees met the case definition. Three stool samples were positive for Norovirus GII. The Mi…Read More »

March 13 2013 Outbreak of Norovirus Associated with a Bakery, Olmsted County, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Cake

In March 2013 Minnesota public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus among persons who had attended a wedding reception on March 9. The bride reported that 24 of 33 guests became ill after the reception which was held at a restaurant…Read More »

June 12 2012 Outbreak of Salmonella Newport At a Wedding Reception, Corcoran, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In July 2012 Minnesota Department of Health staff investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Newport among attendees at a wedding reception held at a private home on June 23. The investigation was triggered by routine surveillance of three individuals di…Read More »

October 10 2010 Gastrointestinal Illness at a Wedding Reception Held at the Light of the Gospel Church Wedding Reception, Roseville, California

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Dozens of people became ill during a wedding reception held at the Light of the Gospel Church, in Roseville, California. The illnesses were thought to be due to food poisoning; the vehicle of infection was not available by October 3. At least six re…Read More »

October 08 2008 Outbreak of Arcobacter butzleri Among Attendees of a Wedding Reception, Wisconsin

  • Organism:
  • Other, Arcobacter butzleri
  • Vehicle:
  • Chicken

In October 2008 local and state health officials in Wisconsin and Minnesota investigated an outbreak of Arcobacter butzleri among attendees at a wedding reception held at a rural banquet and catering facility. Among the 280 guests, 51 individuals had…Read More »

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