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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October 15 2015 Outbreak of Clostridium Perfringens at Polk County High School, Iowa

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Taco meat

In October 2015 dozens of teachers and staff at Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Iowa were ill with Clostridium perfringens following a taco mean served at a catered luncheon. The bacteria were found in taco meat and in stool samples collected fr…Read More »

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