Welcome to outbreakdatabase.com, a searchable database of illness outbreaks caused by one or more of the following

  1. consumption of contaminated foods or beverages,
  2. exposure to animals,
  3. exposure to contaminated recreational water,
  4. person-to-person contact with someone whose illness initiated from animal exposure or consumption of contaminated foods and beverages.

Here is January 2012:

Dairy in South Central Kansas Raw, Unpasteurized, Milk 2012

An outbreak of Campylobacteriosis was associated with drinking raw milk purchased from a dairy in South Central, Kansas.…Read More »

Canadian University Press NASH Conference for Student Journalists Unknown 2012

Dozens of people were isolated in their hotel rooms at the Harbour Towers Hotel and Suites during a suspected outbreak of norovirus that developed during a student journalism conference in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.…Read More »

Muncie Subway Restaurant Unknown 2012

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred among people who had eaten at a Subway Restaurant in Muncie, Indiana. Contamination was traced to a human; further details were not given. More than 90 people were ill, and some required hospitalization.…Read More »

Bob Chinn’s Crab House Norovirus Outbreak, January 2012

In January 2012 the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH)investigated an outbreak of norovirus among customers of Bob Chinn’s Crab House located in Wheeling, Illinois. Illness onsets ranged from January 2, 2012 through January 13, 2012.…Read More »

Jimmy John’s Restaurant Unknown 2012

About 60 people became ill after eating at a Jimmy John’s Restaurant in Valparaiso, Indiana. On January 6, Friday, the Red Cross provided food to rescue workers catered by the Jimmy John’s Restaurant.…Read More »

Harbor Inn Restaurant Unknown 2012

On January 26, it was announced that Catawba County Public Health (CCPH) was investigating reports of illness linked to Harbor Inn Seafood Restaurant in Conover, North Carolina.…Read More »

The Family Cow Dairy Raw, Unpasteurized Milk 2012

On January 27, an investigation into an outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni was first revealed by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The outbreak was associated with the consumption of raw (unpasteurized) milk from The Family Cow dairy.…Read More »

Lila Doyle Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Facility

A suspected outbreak of Norovirus occurred at the Doyle Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Facility in Oconee County, South Carolina. At least 11 residents had become ill. The facility is owned and run by the Oconee Medical Center.…Read More »

Princeton and Rider Universities Panera Bread Person-to-Person 2012

At least 160 persons became ill during an outbreak of Norovirus on the campuses of Princeton and Rider Universities that began in late January. As many as 150 Princeton University students were exposed to the virus at Panera Bread on Nassau Street.…Read More »

Erin’s Snug Irish Pub Unknown 2012

An outbreak of Norovirus was associated with eating at Erin’s Snug Irish Pub in Madison, Wisconsin. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

Mandrake Road Church of Christ Unknown 2012

An outbreak of Norovirus was associated with eating sandwiches served at the Mandrake Road Church in Madison, Wisconsin.…Read More »

Moon Marine USA Corporation Raw Yellowfin Tuna Used for Sushi Sashimi Ceviche 2012

In April 2012 the CDC and FDA announced a multi-state outbreak of salmonellosis linked to consumption of frozen raw yellowfin tuna product known as Nakaochi Scrape distributed by Moon Marine USA Corporation.…Read More »

Outbreak of Campylobacter Linked to Organic Pastures Raw Milk Products, 2012

From January through April 30, 2012 the California Department of Public Health reported that at least 10 people with campylobacter infection were identified in California. Ill patients reported consuming Organic Pastures raw milk prior to illness.…Read More »

February is coming.