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 March 2012:

Intercity Packers Ltd and The Lunch Lady Caterer Schools and Day Care Ground Beef in Tacos and Meat Lasagna and Halal Chicken 2012

A Salmonella outbreak in Ottawa, Canada, sickened at least 40 children and 10 adults. At least three children were hospitalized. The illnesses were connected with eating at the following schools and daycare programs….Read More »

Band Trip in New York City Unknown 2012

About 50 students and adult chaperones were treated for apparent food poisoning at the Excela Health Frick Hospital in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania. The ill reported nausea; some required intravenous fluids for rehydration.…Read More »

El Ranchero Del Sur Los Corrales Queso Fresco Fresh Cheese and Banana Leaf 2012

On March 2, 2012, a 38-week pregnant woman, in New Jersey, was diagnosed with Listeria monocytogenes. Subsequent investigation and product analysis implicated, and then confirmed, the presence of L. monocytogenes in a sample of Los Corrales Queso Fresco.…Read More »

Michigan Taylor Sportsplex Hockey Rink Person-to-Person 2012

As of March 14, 2012, at least 80 people became ill with what was suspected to be Norovirus. Someone at the March 11 hockey game started vomiting and exposed others to the virus during the event.…Read More »

Edgewater Resort and Water Park Recreational Water 2012

An outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis was attributed to use of recreational water at the Edgewater Resort and Waster Park in Duluth, Minnesota.…Read More »

Flushing Market Bulk Tofu 2012

On March 30, the New York City Health Department announced that it had confirmed one case of botulism and suspected another case. Tofu was suspected to be the outbreak vehicle. Both cases are Chinese-speaking, Queens, New York, residents.…Read More »

Cebolla’s Mexican Grill Unknown 2012

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus was associated with eating at the Cebolla’s Mexican Grill, Time Corners, Indiana. As of April 5, 107 people had become ill after eating at the restaurant on March 25.…Read More »

The Lodge at Brainerd Lakes Recreational Water 2012

An outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis was attributed to use of recreational water at the Lodge at Brainerd Lakes, Brainerd, Minnesota.…Read More »

Stroupe Farm in Howard County Raw Dairy Products 2012

On April 5, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced that they were investigating an increase in cases of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli(STEC), E. coli O157:H7, in Central Missouri that had begun in late March.…Read More »

Toast of Dilworth Outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis, March 2012

The Mecklenburg County Health Department announced an outbreak of Salmonella serotype Enteriditis among customers of the Toast of Dilworth Cafe in Charlotte. Health department investigators reported at least 29 ill persons with 15 persons diagnosed.…Read More »

2012 Human Salmonella Infections Linked to Live Poultry

As of June 7, 2012 a total of 123 persons residing in 25 states are reported to be infected with outbreak strains of Salmonella Infantis, Salmonella Newport and Salmonella Lille.…Read More »

Multistate Outbreak of Human Salmonella Hadar Infections Linked to Live Poultry, July 2012

On July 23, 2012 the CDC announced a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Hadar in persons who reported contact with live poultry (e.g., chicks, ducklings, turkeys) before becoming ill.…Read More »

Forever Cheese Ricotta and Listeriosis, March-October 2012

On September 10, 2012 Forever Cheese, Inc. recalled all Ricotta Salata Frescolina brand, Forever Cheese lot #T9425 and/or production code 441202 due to an outbreak of listeriosis linked to the product. By October 26, 2012 the CDC had identified 22 people sickened with 4 deaths.…Read More »

April is coming.