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 »

January 19 2019 Gastroenteritis Outbreak at Thai Woodinville, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC)investigators reported an outbreak of possible bacterial toxin (Bacillus cereus or Clostridium perfringens) among patrons of Thai Woodinville, a restaurant located in Woodinville, Washington. Three people from…Read More »

September 17 2017 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis, Littleton, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In September 2017 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis of unknown etiology among patrons who ate a restaurant located in Littleton, Colorado. Four people reported diarrhea. The implicated meal date was Septembe…Read More »

September 17 2017 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis at a Restaurant, Tacoma, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Pinto Beans

Two people became ill with symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea within hours after eating at a restaurant located in Tacoma, Washington on September 2, 2018. The suspected contaminated food item was pinto beans. Neither case sought medical care and neit…Read More »

August 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus, Camp SAMBICA, Bellevue, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In August 2017 Public Health Seattle King County investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among 29 campers and staff at Camp SAMBICA in Bellevue, Washington. Illness onsets began on August 8. There were laboratory tests of specimens but symptoms w…Read More »

August 17 2017 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis Attributed to (Suspected) Lectin Toxin, Bellingham, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Cranberry Beans

Twenty-six people developed gastroenteritis attributed to suspected lectin toxin as a result of eating undercooked cranberry beans at a restaurant located in Bellingham, Washington. The implicated meal date was August 31, 2017.…Read More »

August 17 2017 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis at a Wedding, Oklahoma

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Oklahoma public health officials investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among guests at a rehearsal dinner and wedding held in August 2017. The meals were served over a two day period (August 5-6). Twenty-eight people reported symptoms that incl…Read More »

June 17 2017 Outbreak of Suspected Vibriosis Among Patrons of White Swan Public House, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Oysters, raw

In July 2017 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigated reports of illness among 6 people from two separate dinner parties eating food at White Swan Public House located in Seattle. Ill persons consumed raw oysters. One group ate on June …Read More »

June 17 2017 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis at a Restaurant, Mississippi

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In June 2017 public health officials in Mississippi investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among customers at a restaurant located in Jones County. The implicated meal date was June 27, 2017 Three people reported experiencing diarrhea with onset…Read More »

April 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus, La Hacienda, Renton, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In April 2017 Public Health Seattle King County investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among customers of La HAcienda located in Renton, Washington. Five people from one dinner party became ill after eating food at the restaurant on April 21, 20…Read More »

March 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus, Mi Tierra Restaurant, Woodinville, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In March 2017 Public Health Seattle King County investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis associated with Mi Tierra Restaurant located in Woodinville, Washington. People from three unrelated meal parties reported symptoms consistent with norovirus …Read More »

March 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus, Girin, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In March 2017 Public Health Seattle King County investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among patrons of Girin Restaurant located in Seattle. Four people from a single household reported symptoms consistent with norovirus following a meal that wa…Read More »

March 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus, Clark County, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Six people became ill with gastroenteritis consistent with norovirus following a meal at a restaurant located in Battle Ground, Washington. Symptom onset occurred approximately 34 hours following the implicated meal on March 4, 2017. No specimens wer…Read More »

October 16 2016 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis at a Catered Event, Oklahoma

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In October 2016 public health officials in Oklahoma investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis at a catered event held in Edmond, Oklahoma on October 15. Forty-seven people reported symptoms that included abdominal cramps and diarrhea. No one was la…Read More »

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 »

March 16 2016 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis at a Private Home, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

On March 11, 2016 a group of 7 people ate lasagna and salad at private home. Four people became ill. The food was made in the morning and then refrigerated during the day. Sometime in the early evening, it was placed in the oven but was not heated th…Read More »

February 16 2016 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis at Small Frye's Restaurant, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis with vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea associated with Small Frye's restaurant located at 4225 Preston Fall City Road SE in Fall City, Washington. As many as 4 people …Read More »

November 14 2014 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis at a Post Office Potluck, Charlotte, NC

  • Organism:
  • Other (Not determined)
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

More than a dozen postal employees were taken to a Charlotte area hospital with suspect food poisoning after eating leftovers from a Veterans Day potluck. Nearly 200 employees participated in the potluck held to honor co-workers who are veterans. Som…Read More »

April 13 2013 Outbreak of Sapovirus Associated with a Restaurant, Minneapolis

  • Organism:
  • Other, sapovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • turkey, coleslaw

In May 2013 public health investigators in Minnesota investigated an outbreak of sapovirus among persons who attended a birthday party buffet on April 28. The party was held at a restaurant in Minneapolis. Sixty-eight restaurant patrons were intervie…Read More »

February 13 2013 Outbreak of Norovirus Assocated with a Work Event, Ramsey County, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • ill food handler

In February 2013 Minnesota public health officials investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among 6 of 20 employees of a retail store who had attended a lunch event catered by a deli in St. Paul, Minnesota. The event was held on February 13. The M…Read More »

February 13 2013 Outbreak of Norovirus Associated with a Church Event, Rochester, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Cheesecake

In February 2013 Olmsted County (Minnesota) Public Health and the Minnesota Department of Health investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among attendees of two events held at a church located in Rochester, Minnesota. The first group took part in …Read More »

August 12 2012 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis At a Adolescent Treatment Facility, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In August 2012 Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) staff investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among individuals at an adolescent treatment facility. MDH staff interviewed patients about food consumption and illness history. Stool samples were…Read More »

January 09 2009 Gastroenteritis at Greenwood, Mississippi Pizza Hut

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A group from the Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church of Itta Bena, Mississippi, dined at the Greenwood Pizza Hut on January 18. Within an hour of eating, 19 members of the group were taken to the hospital with symptoms that appeared to be food pois…Read More »

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