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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July 19 2019 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Linked to Small Pet Turtles

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Turtles

The CDC and public health officials in several states investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium linked to exposure to small pet turtles. A total of 35 people with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium were reported from 9 states. Ele…Read More »

May 19 2019 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg Linked to Pet Turtles

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Turtles

Twenty six people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Oranienburg were reported from 14 states. Eight hospitalizations were reported. No deaths were reported. Illnesses started on dates ranging from May 29, 2019 to October 31, 2019. Epide…Read More »

April 12 2012 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Poona Linked to Pet Turtles

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact, Turtles

Seventy eight individuals infected with Salmonella Poona, Strain B were reported in 13 states. Illness onsets began in April 2012. Infected individuals ranged in age from less than 1 year to 83 years, with a median age of 2 years. Eight people were h…Read More »

May 11 2011-2012 Multistate Outbreaks of Human Salmonella Infections Linked to Small Turtles

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact, Turtles

On August 8, 2012 the CDC posted an announcement of six multistate outbreaks of human salmonellosis linked to exposure to small turtles or turtle environments (e.g., water from a turtle habitat). The posting was updated on October 19, 2012. A total …Read More »

August 10 2010 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Paratyphi Linked to Turtles

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact, Turtles

Between August 5, 2010 and September 26, 2011, a total of 132 cases of human Salmonella Paratyphi B var. L (+) tartrate + infection were reported in 18 states. The median age of patients was 6 years (range: less than 1 year to 75 years), 66% were age…Read More »

May 07 2007 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Paratyphi Linked to Turtles

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact, Turtles

In 2008 public health officials investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Paratyphi linked to pet turtles. By January 18, 2008 there were 103 outbreak associated cases reported from 33 states. Dates of illness onset ranged from May 4, 2007 to December 1…Read More »

December 04 2004 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Turtles

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact, Turtle

In the summer of 2004, two states, Wyoming and Wisconsin, identified separate outbreaks of Salmonellosis associated with recent contact with small turtles. In Wisconsin four people were infected with Salmonella Pomona. In Wyoming the two cases were…Read More »

June 86 1986 Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Linked to Turtles, Ohio

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

Two young brothers developed Salmonella Typhimurium days after their mother had purchased a red-eared slider turtle with a two inch carapace. The same strain of Salmonella Typhimurium was isolated from the turtle and the turtle's water. The turtle …Read More »

December 83 1983 Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Turtles, Puerto Rico

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

In January, 1984, an infant residing in Puerto Rico developed Salmonella, serogroup F, shortly after having contact with a pet turtle that had been imported from the U.S. mainland. Due to this illness, Puerto Rican health officials conducted a case-…Read More »

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