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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March 18 2018 Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Romaine Lettuce

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • romaine lettuce

In April 2018 local, state and federal public health and agriculture agencies announced an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 linked to romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region. On June 28, 2018 the CDC declared the outbreak over. A total of 21…Read More »

December 16 2016 Outbreak of Salmonella Javiana in Maricopa County, AZ

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Shrimp

In July and August 2016 Maricopa County Department of Public Health investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Javiana. There were 40 confirmed cases and 10 probable cases. Thirty three cases reported eating at a single restaurant, "Restaurant A," with e…Read More »

November 12 2012 Botulism in an Arizona prison

  • Organism:
  • Botulism
  • Vehicle:
  • Pruno

During November 24-27, 2012 the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) was notified that 8 male inmates of prison "A" had been hospitalized for suspected botulism. Serum samples from all 8 inmates tested positive for botulinum type A. Seven of …Read More »

August 12 2012 Botulism in a prison in Pinal County, Arizona

  • Organism:
  • Botulism
  • Vehicle:
  • Pruno

In August 2012 Arizona Department of Health Services, Pinal County Health Services and the CDC investigated 4 cases of botulism in prison inmates incarcerated at prison "A". All four inmates were hospitalized. The suspected vehicle was "pruno" a ferm…Read More »

February 07 2007 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens Linked to Stew/Chili at a School, Arizona

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Stew, Chili

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred at a school in Arizona. Stew/chili was named as the vehicle of infection.…Read More »

August 05 2005 Outbreak of Norovirus Among River Rafters - Grand Canyon, Arizona

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Luncheon Meat, Poulty, Beef

An outbreak of norovirus in participants on rafting trips occurred between August 19 and September 12. A total of 16 river rafting companies made these trips. Thirteen (14%) of the ninety one trips were linked to three or more cases of gastroenterit…Read More »

November 04 2004 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Maricopa Area Jail Linked to Sausage

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Luncheon Meat and Sausage, Sausage

A correctional officer reported a possible foodborne outbreak to the Office of Environmental Health in Arizona when a number of inmates presented with gastrointestinal distress. A laboratory investigation found the causative agent to be Norovirus. …Read More »

August 99 1999 Outbreak of Salmonella Muenchen Associated with Alfalfa Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Alfalfa Sprouts

Alfalfa sprouts were first linked to Salmonella Muenchen illnesses in Wisconsin in September. Eventually six other states detected Salmonella Muenchen illnesses related to alfalfa sprout consumption. The food histories of the first 16 case patients…Read More »

December 83 1983 Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Linked to consumption of Raw Milk, Arizona

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

In early 1983, an outbreak of illness was caused by raw milk contaminated with Salmonella Typhimurium. The outbreak strain was resistant to several antibiotics(ampicillin, chloramphenicol, kanamycin sulfate, streptomycin, sulfonamide, and tetracycli…Read More »

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