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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April 13 2013 Outbreak of Sapovirus Associated with a Restaurant, Minneapolis

  • Organism:
  • Other, sapovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • turkey, coleslaw

In May 2013 public health investigators in Minnesota investigated an outbreak of sapovirus among persons who attended a birthday party buffet on April 28. The party was held at a restaurant in Minneapolis. Sixty-eight restaurant patrons were intervie…Read More »

April 12 2012 Outbreak of Sapovirus at a Catered Banquet in St. Paul, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Sapovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

People who attended an April 27, 2012 catered banquet in St. Paul, Minnesota were sickened with sapovirus. Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and City of Maplewood Environmental Health staff investigated the outbreak. MDH interviewed 43 attendees. …Read More »

April 12 2012 Sapovirus Associated with a Restaurant in Willmar, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Sapovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ham, meatballs

On April 12, 2012 the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Foodborne illness hotline received a complaint of gastrointestinal illness among a group of 13 individuals from 5 households who ate at a restaurant located in Willmar, Minnesota on April 8. …Read More »

December 11 2011 Sapovirus at the Rock 'N' Roll Las Vegas Marathon Linked to Hydrant Water

  • Organism:
  • Sapovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Water

An outbreak of diarrhea and vomiting occurred among people who participated in the Rock 'N' Roll Marathon in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2011. No source of the outbreak was discovered, but based on the incubation period and time of illness onset, it is li…Read More »

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