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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November 12 2012 Botulism in an Arizona prison

  • Organism:
  • Botulism
  • Vehicle:
  • Pruno

During November 24-27, 2012 the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) was notified that 8 male inmates of prison "A" had been hospitalized for suspected botulism. Serum samples from all 8 inmates tested positive for botulinum type A. Seven of …Read More »

August 12 2012 Botulism in a prison in Pinal County, Arizona

  • Organism:
  • Botulism
  • Vehicle:
  • Pruno

In August 2012 Arizona Department of Health Services, Pinal County Health Services and the CDC investigated 4 cases of botulism in prison inmates incarcerated at prison "A". All four inmates were hospitalized. The suspected vehicle was "pruno" a ferm…Read More »

October 11 2011 Clostridium Botulinum at a Utah State Prison Linked to Pruno

  • Organism:
  • Botulism
  • Vehicle:
  • Prison Made Drink, Pruno, Fruit, Alcohol

Inmates of a Utah State Prison developed botulism after drinking pruno. Pruno is a drink made from various fruit, potato, bread, water, table scraps, and sugar which is then fermented to make alcohol. Making pruno in prison is a violation of prison…Read More »

June 04 2004 Botulism at a California Prison linked to Pruno

  • Organism:
  • Botulism
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit Beverage, Pruno

Five inmates in a California prison developed botulism after drinking an alcoholic drink, "pruno." The "pruno" was a drink concocted by the inmates. Pruno was made from bread crusts, fruit scraps and potato peels which were fermented to make an al…Read More »

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