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 17 2017 Outbreak of Salmonella Litchfield, Oklahoma

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Oklahoma public health officials investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Litchfield associated with food sold at a Washington County sports concession stand. Dates of exposure ranged from April 14, 2017 to April 18, 2017. A total of 15 people were sic…Read More »

October 13 2013 Viral Gastroenteritis Associated with a Catered Boat Cruise, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In October 2013 Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Washington County Department of PUblic Health and Environment (WCPHE) investigated an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness among individuals who dined together on October 13 on a catered boat c…Read More »

September 13 2013 Outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul at a Minnesota Correctional Facility

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In September 2013 Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) staff and Washington County Public Health (WCPH) staff investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul among staff and inmates at the Stillwater Correctional Facility located in Washington Coun…Read More »

March 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus Associated with a Restaurant in Woodbury, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Lettuce

In March 2012 staff at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Washington County Public Health and Environment (WCPHE) investigated an outbreak of norovirus among patrons of a restaurant located in Woodbury, Minnesota. Implicated meal dates occu…Read More »

March 12 2012 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens Associated with a Restaurant, Woodbury, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In March 2012 public health officials in Minnesota investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens among patrons of a restaurant located in Woodbury, Minnesota. The group reported no other meals in common. Thirty-nine restaurant patrons were inte…Read More »

January 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Restaurant in Woodbury, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • pizza, lettuce

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Washington County Public Health (WCPHE) staff investigated an outbreak of norovirus among individuals who at a restaurant located in Woodbury, Minnesota on January 6, 2012. A total of 75 restaurant patrons ide…Read More »

August 99 1999 Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 and Campylobacter Infections at a County Fair, New York

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7, Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Water

In 1999 an outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 and Campylobacter jejuni occurred among visitors of the Washington County, New York fair. One source of water at the fairgrounds was not chlorinated which led to an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 and Campylobacter …Read More »

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