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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September 17 2017 Outbreak of Staphylococcus aureus Among Hospital Staff, Texas

  • Organism:
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

After Hurricane Harvey, an outbreak of foodborne illness occurred at a hospital in Houston. An investigation implicated a donated catered meal contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus. The meal was served to staff working at the hospital on September …Read More »

July 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Workplace Meeting, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill food worker

In July 2012 Olmsted County Public Health Services (OCPHS) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) investigated an outbreak of norovirus among attendees of a small two-company business held on July 11. Box lunches for the meeting had been catere…Read More »

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