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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April 19 2019 Outbreak of Norovirus at Itasca Country Club, Illinois

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Bread, fresh fruit

In April 2019 local and state public health officials in Illinois investigated an outbreak of norovirus among persons who consumed food at several catered events held at the Itasca County Club located in Itasca, Illinois. Food was prepared by staff a…Read More »

October 05 2005 Outbreak of Norovirus at a DuPage County School Holiday Banquet, Illinois

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A holiday banquet at a DuPage county, Illinois, school ended up causing over forty illnesses. Stool samples indicated Norovirus as the causative agent. Foods for the event were prepared at private homes and brought to the school for the banquet. N…Read More »

August 05 2005 Outbreak of Norovirus at a DuPage School Breakfast, Illinois

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A welcome-back-to-school breakfast led to an outbreak of Norovirus in DuPage County, Illinois. Over thirty students contracted the virus after the breakfast. An epidemiological investigation could not identify a single food item associated with ill…Read More »

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