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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October 17 2017 Outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis at a Restaurant, Wisconsin

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Chicken kabobs

In November 2017 local and state public health officials in Wisconsin investigated an outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis at Le Chateau, a restaurant located in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Approximately 150 people attended a "Murder Mystery" event held over…Read More »

September 14 2014 Outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni Linked to Raw Milk, Wisconsin

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, milk, unpasteurized, raw

Wisconsin Department of Health Services determined that raw milk provided by parents and served at a potluck dinner was the source of campylobacter infections experienced by Durand High School football team members. The outbreak affected 38 members o…Read More »

July 12 Norovirus Among Swimmers at Lake Wazee, Wisconsin, July 2012

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water,beach

The Jackson County Health Department in collaboration with Jackson County Forestry and Parks began an investigation of norovirus among persons who swam at Lake Wazee Beach on July 4th. As of July 11, 2012 there were at least 170 ill persons. Norovi…Read More »

October 08 2008 Outbreak of Arcobacter butzleri Among Attendees of a Wedding Reception, Wisconsin

  • Organism:
  • Other, Arcobacter butzleri
  • Vehicle:
  • Chicken

In October 2008 local and state health officials in Wisconsin and Minnesota investigated an outbreak of Arcobacter butzleri among attendees at a wedding reception held at a rural banquet and catering facility. Among the 280 guests, 51 individuals had…Read More »

August 08 2008 Clostridium perfringens at a Wisconsin Jail Linked to a casserole

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Pasta Dishes, Casserole Beef, Ground Beef Poultry, Ground Turkey

Jail inmates reported illness after eating casserole served during the evening meal on August 7. The casserole was made with leftover ingredients from previous meals, including macaroni, ground beef, ground turkey. Clostridium Perfringens was isola…Read More »

February 07 2007 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Restaurant, Wisconsin

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred among patrons of a restaurant in Wisconsin. The vehicle of infection was not given.…Read More »

January 06 2006 Norovirus at a Wisconsin Prison

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef Sandwich, Sloppy Joe Poultry, Chicken

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred in a Wisconsin prison among people who had eaten ground beef, or sloppy joes, or chicken.…Read More »

October 85 1985 Ammonia Contamination in Pasteurized Carton Milk

  • Organism:
  • Chemical
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Pasteurized

At least 20 school children developed symptoms of ammonia poisoning after drinking carton milk served at their schools. The milk was produced by a Wisconsin milk producer. Five days previous to the illnesses, the producer had noted an ammonia leak …Read More »

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