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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January 19 2019 Outbreak of Grimontia hollisae Infections Associated with Live Blue Crab, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Grimontia holisae
  • Vehicle:
  • Crab

In 2019 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigated a household cluster of Grimontia hollisae associated with eating raw blue crab purchased live from Seafood City in Tukwila, Washington. The crab was purchased on January 18, 2019. Onset o…Read More »

April 18 2018 Multistate Outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus Linked to Imported Crab Meat

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Crab

On July 13, 2018 local, state and federal officials at the CDC and the FDA announced an investigation of an outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus infections associated with consumption of fresh crab meat imported from Venezuela. Twenty six people infec…Read More »

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