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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December 16 2016-2017 Vibrio vulnificus Infections Associated with Handling Tilapia from Fish Tanks, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Fish

In 2016-2017 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigated the source of two reported cases of Vibrio vulnificus. Both case-patients sustained wounds while handling tilapia, a freshwater fish, purchased live from 2 retail fish markets before…Read More »

May 96 1996 Outbreak of Vibrio vulnificus Linked to Consumption of Raw Oysters, California

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Shellfish, Oysters

Three deaths related to Vibrio vulnificus caused blood infection were detected in Los Angeles County. These had resulted from the consumption of raw oysters. Vibrio vulnificus had been found in the blood the decedents. Of foodborne infectious dis…Read More »

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