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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July 16 2016 Multicounty Outbreak of Gastroenteritis, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In July 2016 public health officials in Colorado investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among a group of camp counselors who spent a weekend together in the Denver area. They became ill after returning to camp. Five people reported vomiting. Thr…Read More »

October 09 Crocetti's Oakdale Packing DBA South Shore Meats, Inc. at Camp Bournedale Ground Beef 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

At least 20 students and chaperones from the Lincoln Middle School, in Rhode Island, suffered diarrhea after a trip to Camp Bournedale in Cedarville, Massachusetts. Two students tested positive for E. coli O157:H7. Two students were hospitalized for …Read More »

July 02 2002 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at a Spokane Dance Camp Linked to Lettuce

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy greens, Romaine lettuce

An outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 occurred among attendees of a dance camp held between July 11-14 on the campus of Eastern Washington University. The camp was for middle and high school girls. Attendees were from Washington, Montana, and Minnesota. S…Read More »

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