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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October 18 2018-2019 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Linked to Pet Hedgehogs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Hedgehogs

April 8, 2019. Two people were hospitalized. There were no deaths. The outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium was identified in samples collected from three hedgehogs in two ill patients' homes in Minnesota. A common supplier of hedgehogs had not …Read More »

December 11 2011-2012 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Linked to Hedgehogs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Hedgehogs

On September 6, 2012 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium linked to hedgehogs purchased from multiple breeders. As of January 31, 2013 investigators had identified 20 persons residing in 8 states as part of the outbreak. Four perso…Read More »

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