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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July 18 2018 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis at McDonald's, Jamestown, New York

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In August 2018 the Chautaugua County Department of Health and Human Services and the New York Department of Health investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among customers of the McDonald's Restaurant located at 2803 N. Main Street Extension in Ja…Read More »

November 16 2016 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens, Golden Ponds Restaurant, NY

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Gravy

A November 2016 Thanksgiving dinner served at Golden Ponds Restaurant and Party House located in Rochester, New York was the source of a large outbreak of Clostridium perfringens. As many as 304 of the 800 people who were served meals became ill. Ei…Read More »

February 14 2014 Norovirus Outbreak - Mohonk Mountain House

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In February 2014 staff and guests at Mohonk Mountain House located in New Paltz, NY were infected with norovirus. Six persons submitted stool specimens to the New York State Department of Health which confirmed the outbreak was caused by norovirus. T…Read More »

August 12 Outbreak of E. coli, Livingston County, NY, August 2012

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157
  • Vehicle:
  • unknown

Livingston County Public Health investigated an outbreak of E. coli in 7 persons in the county in August 2012. Five of the seven patients were infected with an indistinguishable strain of the bacteria. The source of the outbreak was undetermined.…Read More »

July 12 Vibrio Parahaemolyticus Linked to Shellfish from Oyster Bay, July 2012

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Shellfish, unspecified

Public health officials closed shellfish harvesting in certain areas of Oyster Bay, New York due to reports of Vibrio Parahaemolyticus in 8 individuals residing in 4 states. Three Nassau County residents became ill after eating raw or partially cook…Read More »

June 12 2012 Outbreak of Cryptosporidium, unspecified source, Oneida County, NY

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In mid-June 15, 2012 the Oneida County Department of Health announced that 6 cases of Cryptosporidium had been reported to the health department. County officials advised school nurses and the administrations of all school districts that illness may…Read More »

August 08 2008 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Banquet Facility, New York

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Crudites

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred among people who had eaten crudites while at a banquet facility in New York state. Crudites are usually sliced, or whole, vegetables served with a dipping sauce and are served typically as an appetizer. Th…Read More »

August 06 2006 Outbreak of Salmonella Newport at a Restaurant Linked to Watermelon, New York

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Watermelon

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Newport was linked to eating watermelon that had been served at a restaurant in New York state.…Read More »

July 05 2005 Outbreak of Listeriosis in Onondaga County, New York

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of listeriosis was identified by New York health officials in Onondaga County. A total of six people fell ill. One person died. An investigation failed to find a common exposure, but the cases were linked through genetic sequencing of th…Read More »

September 04 2004 Outbreak of E. coli O111 and Cryptosporidium Infections Linked to Apple Cider, New York

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium, Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit Beverage, Juice, Apple Cider

Direct sales of fresh pressed apple cider from an orchard in New York State led to outbreaks of E. coli O111 and Cryptosporidium parvum. The facility qualified as a retail establishment and was exempt from HACCP regulations.…Read More »

June 02 2002 Salmonella Enteritidis at Brook-Lea Country Club, New York

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Two outbreaks of Salmonella Enteriditis associated with food consumed at this Monroe County, New York, country club were detected in June and July, 2002. The ill included five food handlers who worked in the kitchen. With the first outbreak, the re…Read More »

August 99 1999 Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 and Campylobacter Infections at a County Fair, New York

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7, Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Water

In 1999 an outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 and Campylobacter jejuni occurred among visitors of the Washington County, New York fair. One source of water at the fairgrounds was not chlorinated which led to an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 and Campylobacter …Read More »

September 96 1996 Outbreak of Cryptosporidium Infections Linked to Unpasteurized, Apple Cider, New York

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Juice, Apple, Unpasteurized

In October, the Cortland County Health Department (CCHD) was notified of about 10 cases of, laboratory-confirmed, cryptosporidiosis. All case-patients reported drinking apple cider produced at a local cider mill (mill A). A total of 20 confirmed an…Read More »

December 96 1996 Gastroenteritis Outbreak at a New York State Convenience Store Linked to Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad, and Ziti

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Well

An outbreak of gastroenteritis occurred among persons who attended a party at a private residence in Livingston county, New York. Food for the event was provided by a local convenience store. Stool samples were cultured and Plesiomonas shigelloides…Read More »

April 94 1994 Outbreak of Hepatitis Linked to a Retail Buyers' Club Bakery, New York

  • Organism:
  • Hepatitis
  • Vehicle:
  • Breads and Bakery, Sugar Glazed, Baked Goods

Eating food while visiting a retail buyers' club in Rochester, New York, was associated with an outbreak of hepatitis A. Club employees who ate sugar-glazed baked goods were found to be at fourfold risk for developing hepatitis A. The source of the…Read More »

December 93 1993 Outbreak of Campylobacter and Salmonella Heidelberg at a Brooklyn, New York Nursing Home Linked to Consumption of Chopped Liver

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter, Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Chicken, Chicken liver, Chopped, Chicken Liver Salad

A mixed outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni and Salmonella Heidelberg occurred at a Brooklyn, New York, nursing home. Of the 93 symptomatic nursing home residents who submitted stool specimens for culture, the cultures were positive for S. heidelberg …Read More »

July 89 1989 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at a Baby Shower, New York

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Egg Dishes, Baked Ziti Pasta Dish

Twenty one of 24 persons who attended a baby shower developed gastroenteritis caused by Salmonella Enteritidis. Eating a homemade baked ziti pasta dish was associated with illness. the dish was made with raw egg and ricotta cheese and with a cooked…Read More »

June 89 1989 Outbreak of Salmonella Typhi Linked to Orange Juice, New York

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Juice, Orange, Food Worker

A breakfast eaten on June 13 was the common link among persons who developed Typhoid. The breakfast occurred at a New York State resort hotel. Orange juice was implicated as the vehicle. The orange juice had been prepared by a food worker who was …Read More »

June 86 1986 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Graduation Party in a Private Home, Erie County, New York

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of norovirus occurred persons who attended a graduation party that was held at a private home in Erie County, New York.…Read More »

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