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 17 2017 Outbreaks of Salmonella Linked to Live Poultry in Backyard Flocks

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Live Poultry

In June 2017 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella linked to contact with poultry in backyard flocks. Several serotypes were isolated in patients: Braenderup, Enteritidis, Hadar, I 4,[5],12:i-, Indiana, Infantis, Mbandaka and Typhimurium. As of…Read More »

January 15 2015 Multistate Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Live Poultry

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Live Poultry

In 2015 local, state and federal agencies investigated four outbreaks of Salmonella infections linked to live poultry in backyard flocks. As of July 29, 2015 a total of 218 had been infected with Salmonella and reported by 41 states. Fifty people we…Read More »

July 12 2012 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Linked to Cantaloupe

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • cantaloupe

On Friday, August 17, 2012 public health officials in several states and the FDA announced a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium linked to cantaloupe grown in southwestern Indiana. By September 13, 2012 state and federal investigators had i…Read More »

February 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus At Subway, Hartford City, Indiana

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of Norovirus was associated with eating at a Hartford City, Indiana, Subway Restaurant. More than one employee was confirmed to be infected with Norovirus. The vehicle source of the outbreak was not known. The employee illnesses occurre…Read More »

January 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus at Subway, Muncie, Indiana

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Person-to-Person

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred among people who had eaten at a Subway Restaurant in Muncie, Indiana. Contamination was traced to a human; further details were not given. More than 90 people were ill, and some required hospitalization.…Read More »

January 12 2012 Norovirus Outbreak at Jimmy John's Restaurant in Valparaiso, Indiana

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

About 60 people became ill after eating at a Jimmy John's Restaurant in Valparaiso, Indiana. On January 6, Friday, the Red Cross provided food to rescue workers catered by the Jimmy John's Restaurant. By Sunday, two days later. about 20 of the work…Read More »

March 10 2010 Campylobacter jejuni Linked to Raw Milk Produced by Forest Grove Dairy

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

An outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni occurred among people who consumed raw milk products obtained from the Family Farms Cooperative in Vandalia, Michigan. The Family Farms Cooperative operated a cow share program where members own part of a cow and …Read More »

September 07 2007 Outbreak of E. coli O157 and Shigella in Floyd County, Indiana

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157, Shigella
  • Vehicle:
  • Person-to-Person

In September 2007 local and state health officials in Indiana investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 and Shigella among children who attended the Galena Elementary School in Floyds Knob, Indiana. The only common exposure among case-patients was att…Read More »

November 97 1997 Salmonella Outbreak at a Catered Thanksgiving Dinner, Indiana

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Turkey

A suspected Salmonella outbreak occurred in Boone County, Indiana, following a catered Thanksgiving dinner. Three of the 39 people who were ill submitted stool cultures which were positive for Salmonella Group B. A case-control study identified turke…Read More »

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