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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August 19 2019 Outbreak of E. coli at Lake Nokomis, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Shiga toxin E. coli
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

Disease investigators at the Minnesota Department of Health identified a total of 49 people who became ill with diarrhea after swimming at Lake Nokomis. This total, current as of August 16, 2019, included 3 lab confirmed cases of Shiga toxin-E. coli …Read More »

June 19 2019 Outbreak of Shiga Toxin E. coli Among Visitors to the San Diego County Fair, California

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

In June 2019 seven cases of confirmed or probable pediatric cases of Shiga toxin E. coli (STEC) occurred among visitors to the San Diego County Fair. A two year old child died. The ages of the children ranged from 2 to 13 years of age. They visited t…Read More »

March 19 2019 Multistate Outbreak of Non-O157 STEC Infections Linked to Ground Bison

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

In 2019 the CDC, several states, the FDA and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency investigated a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O103 and O121 infections linked to ground bison produced by Northfork Bison Distribut…Read More »

June 18 2018 Outbreak of E. coli O26 At Two Restaurants at Nintendo of America Campus, Redmond, Washington

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

In July 2018 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) announced an outbreak of Shiga toxin E. coli (STEC) associated with I Love Sushi and Sodexo's Café Mario at Nintendo of America campus in Redmond, Washington. Café Mario is operated by Sodexo a…Read More »

May 18 2018 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Consumption of French Broad Farm Raw Milk, Tennessee

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw Milk

In June local and state public health officials in Tennessee investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 linked to consumption of raw or unpasteurized milk among members of a French Broad Farm share program. Ten confirmed cases and 7 probable cases w…Read More »

September 17 2017 Outbreak of STEC O121 at an Athletic Center, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

In September 2017 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of E. coli O121 associated with recreational swimming at Villa Sport Athletic Center located in Colorado Springs. Three confirmed cases and three primary cases all went to th…Read More »

March 16 2016 Outbreak of STEC linked to Consumption of Raw Milk, Golden Valley Guernseys, Virginia

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • raw milk

In March 2016 local and state public health, laboratory and agriculture agencies investigated an outbreak of non-O157 Shiga Toxin E. coli (STEC) among members of a herd share. Prior to symptom onset, ill persons consumed raw (unpasteurized) milk prod…Read More »

April 14 2014 Outbreak of Shiga Toxin E. coli (STEC) at Oklahoma State Fairgrounds

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In April 2014 the Oklahoma State Department of Health investigated a spike of Shiga toxin E. coli (STEC) among at least a dozen people who had attended agricultural events around the state. One group of patients attended the Oklahoma Youth Expo at th…Read More »

April 13 2013 Multi-state Outbreak of E. coli O26 Suspected to be Caused by Iceberg Lettuce

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Iceberg lettuce

In the spring of 2013 twenty six cases of E. coli O26 were reported by 13 states: Illinois (6), Minnesota (5), Wisconsin (3), Michigan (2), California (2) and Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi, New Jersey, new York, Ohio, Washington and West Virginia, …Read More »

March 13 2013 Outbreak of Suspected Shiga Toxin E. coli Associated with a Restaurant in Minneapolis

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill foodhandler

In March 2013 two individuals from separate households reported illness following a meal at a restaurant located in Minneapolis. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Hennepin County Public Health Protection (HCPH) investigation. MDH interview…Read More »

August 09 2009 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to a Petting Zoo, England

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal contact

Thirteen children were hospitalized after an outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 that was linked to a visit to Godstone Farm. The Godstone Farm is located in Redhill, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. The farm had areas where visitors could touch the animals.…Read More »

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