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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August 13 2013 Cryptosporidiosis Associated with a Community Pool, Olmsted County, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

In September 2013 investigators at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Olmsted County Public Health Services (OCPHS) identified 10 cases of cryptosporidiosis who reported swimming in a community pool. Two cases were laboratory confirmed…Read More »

March 13 2013 Outbreak of Norovirus Associated with a Bakery, Olmsted County, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Cake

In March 2013 Minnesota public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus among persons who had attended a wedding reception on March 9. The bride reported that 24 of 33 guests became ill after the reception which was held at a restaurant…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 »

March 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Rochester, Minnesota Restaurant

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In March 2012 staff at Olmsted County Public Health Services (OCPHS) investigated an outbreak of suspected norovirus among patrons of a restaurant located in Rochester. Four of 9 people in the same dining party but who lived in different households a…Read More »

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