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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June 16 2016 Outbreak of Botulism Linked to Illicit Alcohol in a Federal Correctional Facility, Mississippi

  • Organism:
  • Botulism
  • Vehicle:
  • Homemade alcoholic beverage

In June 2016 state and federal investigators identified an outbreak of Botulism among inmates at a federal prison facility located in Yazoo City, Mississippi. Investigators traced the outbreak to consumption of illicitly made alcohol commonly referre…Read More »

October 15 2015 Gastointestinal Illness Wyoming Correctional Facility

  • Organism:
  • Chemical
  • Vehicle:
  • Chips

In October 2015 local and state public health officials in Wyoming investigated an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness among inmates and staff at a correctional facility. The majority of persons reported onset of symptoms within 1-3 hours after eati…Read More »

June 14 2014 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens in a Topeka, Kansas Correctional Facility

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • pasta with meat sauce

In June 2014 Kansas public health officials investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurring among staff and inmates at the Topeka Correctional Facility. The outbreak was attributed to a meal served on June 18. Rotini with meat sauce was…Read More »

September 13 2013 Outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul at a Minnesota Correctional Facility

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In September 2013 Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) staff and Washington County Public Health (WCPH) staff investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul among staff and inmates at the Stillwater Correctional Facility located in Washington Coun…Read More »

April 08 2008 Norovirus at an Oregon Jail

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred among inmates at jail in Oregon. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

February 01 2001 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at South Carolina Department of Corrections Facilities

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

The South Carolina Department of Corrections (DOC) reported large outbreaks of gastroenteritis in women and mens facilities. Both facilities were served by one kitchen. The lunch meal served on March 2, was consumed by 91% of the female case-patients…Read More »

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