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 14 2014 Norovirus Outbreak- Blue Lake Regional Park, Oregon

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

In July 2014 Multnomah County health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus among persons visiting Blue Lake Regional Park in Oregon. The park, located just outside of Portland, is a popular destination for city residents in the summer. Th…Read More »

March 14 2014 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Spring Conference, Oregon

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In March 2014 attendees at the Oregon Municipal Finance Officers Association spring conference became ill with symptoms consistent with norovirus. The conference was held March 9-12, 2014 at the Sunriver Resort. The majority of cases became ill on Ma…Read More »

July 13 2013 Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis Linked to a Municipal Water Supply, Baker City, Oregon

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • drinking water

In the summer of 2013 public health officials in Oregon investigated an outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis in Baker County, Oregon. A total of 119 cases (23 confirmed and 96 presumptive) were identified. Two people were hospitalized. Cases experienced sym…Read More »

April 12 2012 E. Coli O157:H7 Linked to Consumption of Foundation Farm Unpasteurized, Raw Milk, Oregon

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7, Cryptosporidium, Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw

On April 13, the Oregon Health Authority announced that they were investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7. Nineteen patients diagnosed with E. coli O157:H7 were identified. In addition, one patient was infected with Campylobacter and one patien…Read More »

July 11 2011 Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 Linked to Strawberries, Oregon

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Strawberries

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to eating fresh strawberries produced by Jaquith Strawberry Farm, in Oregon. The farm sold berries to buyers who in turn distributed them to roadside stands and farmers' markets in Multnomah, Washington, Cla…Read More »

October 10 2010 Outbreak of E. coli O26 at a Child Care Center, Oregon

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of E. coli O26 occurred in an Oregon child care center (9 children; 1 staff member). Infected persons were from three classrooms. One person had bloody diarrhea and no one developed hemolytic uremic syndrome. The vehicle of transmissi…Read More »

December 95 1995 E. coli O157:H7 Associated with Deer Meat Jerky

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Game, Deer, Jerky

Homemade venison jerky was implicated in an outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 in Oregon. The same strain of E.coli O157:H7 was isolated from the people and from the jerky. Deer fecal samples were collected from nearby forest land and E.coli O157:H7 was id…Read More »

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