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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May 18 2018 Outbreak of E. coli O157 at a Day Care, Tennessee

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157
  • Vehicle:
  • animal contact

Five children who attended the same child care facility, Kids Place, Inc., located in Mascot, Tennessee became ill with E. coli O157:H7. The strain of E. coli O157 isolated in the children was genetically indistinguishable to the strain of E. coli O1…Read More »

February 17 2017 Outbreak of Cryptosporidium Linked to Heaven on Earth Rescue Farm, Pennsylvania

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • animal contact

In March 2017 the Pennsylvania Department of Health advised visitors, staff and volunteers at Heaven on Earth Rescue Farm that they may have been exposed to Cryptosporidium. In February the farm received young goats and calves that required bottle fe…Read More »

March 16 2016 Outbreak of E. coli O157 associated with Oak Leaf Farm, Lebanon, Connecticut

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal contact

In March 2016 the Connecticut Department of Public Health investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 infections among persons who visited Oak Leaf Farm, a goat farm located in Lebanon, Connecticut. A total of 50 confirmed cases of E. coli were identifi…Read More »

July 15 2015 Outbreak of E. coli O157 cluster, Red River Valley Fair-North Dakota

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal contact

In July 2015 the North Dakota Department of Health investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 in persons who attended the Red River Valley Fair held in West Fargo, North Dakota. The fair was held from July 7 through July 12. Five cases were identified.…Read More »

July 15 2015 Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis After Exposure to Ill Calves, Virginia

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • animal contact

In July 2015 the Thomas Jefferson Health District in Virginia investigated an outbreak of cryptosporidiosis in 14 persons who reported contact with calves from one goat farm. Stool samples were collected from ill humans and calves. Four human specime…Read More »

July 15 2015-2017 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Pet Guinea Pigs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • guinea pig

On March 6, 2018 the CDC, several states and the US Department of Agriculture announced an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to exposure to pet guinea pigs. The CDC began investigating the outbreak in December 2017 when CDC Pulsnet…Read More »

January 15 2015-2017 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg Linked to Contact with Dairy Bull Calves

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • animal exposure

In August 2017 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg linked to contact with dairy bull calves. A total of 56 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Heidelberg were reported from 15 states. Illness onset dates ranged …Read More »

October 13 2013 E. Coli O157:H7 Infections at a Fall Harvest Festival, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

In October 2013 routine surveillance of reported E. Coli O157 cases triggered an investigation of an outbreak that occurred at a petting zoo at a fall harvest festival in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. The two case patients had attended the festival on O…Read More »

August 13 2013 Cryptosporidiosis Associated with Calf Contact at a County Fair, Scott County, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal contact

In August 2013 the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) interviewed 4 cases of cryptosporidiosis who all reported attending the Scott County Fair on July 27. The fair took place between July 23 and July 27. All four cases sought medical care from the…Read More »

June 13 2013 Cryptosporidium Among Attendees at "Breakfast on the Farm", Albany, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal contact

In June 2013 Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) staff investigated an outbreak of Cryptosporidium among attendees of an event called "Breakfast on the Farm" held on June 1, 2013 at a dairy farm located in Albany, Minnesota. The event included break…Read More »

June 13 2013 Campylobacter jejuni Infections Associated with Racoon Contact at a Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal contact

In September 2013 Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) learned of two laboratory confirmed cases of Campylobacter jejuni though routine surveillance. Both reported working or volunteering at a wildlife rehabilitation center (WRC) located in Roseville…Read More »

June 11 Forest Park Animal Farm, E. coli O157:H7, Everett, WA 2011

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among visitors to the Forest Park Animal Farm in Everett, Washington. There were 5 laboratory confirmed cases of E. coli O157:H7 and 1 probable case. One child was hospitalized. There were no deaths. All il…Read More »

January 96 1996 Salmonella enteritidis at the Denver Zoological Gardens, Komodo Dragon Contact

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact, reptiles, Komodo Dragon

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was linked to visitation of a temporary Komodo dragon exhibit at the Denver Zoological Gardens and touching the protective barrier around the exhibit. Even two weeks after the exhibit closed, investigat…Read More »

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