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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June 18 2018 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis Among Visitors to CLIMB Works Zipline Canopy Tour, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • water

On July 13, 2018 the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) announced an investigation of gastrointestinal illness among hundreds of visitors to a Tennessee zipline destination, CLIMB Works Zipline Canopy Tour in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Since June sever…Read More »

May 18 2018 Outbreak of E. coli O157 Linked to Raw Milk, Tennessee

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • raw milk animal contact

In June 2018 Knox County Health Department in Tennessee investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 associated with consumption of raw milk produced by French Broad Farm. Ten children were ill. These children had the same genetic strain of E. coli O157 …Read More »

May 18 2018 Outbreak of E. coli O157 at a Day Care, Tennessee

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157
  • Vehicle:
  • animal contact

Five children who attended the same child care facility, Kids Place, Inc., located in Mascot, Tennessee became ill with E. coli O157:H7. The strain of E. coli O157 isolated in the children was genetically indistinguishable to the strain of E. coli O1…Read More »

July 15 2015 Cryptosporidiosis Linked to Raw Milk, Tennessee

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw Milk

The Tennessee Department of Health investigated an outbreak of cryptosporidiosis linked to consumption of raw milk from a dairy cow share program. Illnesses occurred in July.…Read More »

November 13 2013 Salmonella Heidelberg Linked to Tyson Brand Chicken, Tennessee

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • poultry, chicken

Tennessee health officials worked with their federal partners at the CDC and the USDA-FSIS to investigate and outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg at a Tennessee correctional facility. Results from Tennessee's investigation indicated that mechanically s…Read More »

November 13 2013 Outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg at a County Jail

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Chicken

In November 2013 the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) Southeast Regional Office investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg occurring among inmates and staff at a county jail. Twenty-nine cases were identified (23 inmates and 6 officers). N…Read More »

May 08 2008 E. Coli O157:H7 at a Tennessee Prison Linked to pre-packaged Salad

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Leafy Greens, Pre-packaged salad

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to the consumption of pre-packaged salad at a prison in Tennessee.…Read More »

July 05 2005 Outbreak of Staphylococcus aureus, Ribs, Rides, N Rock, Knoxville, Tennessee

  • Organism:
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork

Local and state health officials investigated an outbreak of Staphyloccus aureus among attendees of a benefit event called "Ribs, Rides, N Rock" held at the World's Fair Park in Knoxville, Tennessee. At least 50 people were ill. Staphylococcus aureus…Read More »

August 03 2003 Outbreak of E. coli O169:H49 at a Catered Party, Tennessee

  • Organism:
  • Non-E.coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Catfish Produce-Based Salad, Cabbage Coleslaw

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O169:H49 was associated with eating catfish or cabbage coleslaw served at a catered party in Tennessee.…Read More »

October 90 1990 Salmonella enteritidis linked to meringue topping, Cocke County, Tennessee

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs Dishes, Meringue Topping, Banana Pudding

Homemade banana pudding with a meringue topping was attributed to be the cause of a Salmonella enteritidis outbreak involving two east Tennessee families. The pudding had been heated for 30 minutes, and the meringue was briefly broiled.…Read More »

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