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 19 2019 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Linked to Small Pet Turtles

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Turtles

The CDC and public health officials in several states investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium linked to exposure to small pet turtles. A total of 35 people with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium were reported from 9 states. Ele…Read More »

May 19 2019 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg Linked to Pet Turtles

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Turtles

Twenty six people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Oranienburg were reported from 14 states. Eight hospitalizations were reported. No deaths were reported. Illnesses started on dates ranging from May 29, 2019 to October 31, 2019. Epide…Read More »

January 14 2014-2015 Outbreak of Salmonella Muenchen Linked to Pet Crested Geckos

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • reptile, crested geckos

In May 2015 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella Muenchen linked to contact with pet crested geckos purchased from multiple pet stores in different states. As of May 13, 2015 a total of 20 persons infected with the outbreak strain had been re…Read More »

December 10 2010 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Human contact with Guinea Pigs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Guinea Pigs

In 2010 local, state and federal public health officials investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis linked to human contact with pet guinea pigs. Traceback and environmental investigations were conducted at homes, stores, and breeder or broke…Read More »

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