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 August 2012:

Salmonella Outbreak at Blue Hill Care Center, Nebraska 2012

South Heartland District Health Department and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services reported in outbreak of Salmonella associated with the Blue Hill Care Center located in Blue Hill, Nebraska. As of August 14, 2012 there were 17 confirmed…Read More »

Consumption of Turkey Jerky Linked to Salmonellosis, Minnesota, 2012

On August 23, 2012 the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Hoffman Town and Country Meat Market of Detroit Lakes announced a consumer advisory for whole-muscle turkey jerky after state investigators linked the product to 4 patients ill with Salmonella…Read More »

Arkansas Prison Outbreak of Salmonella, August 2012

More than 354 inmates and staff at the Arkansas Department of Correction’s Tucker Unit became ill with Salmonella after eating chicken salad on August 4 2012. The peak of the outbreak occurred 18 hours after consumption of a meal consisting of chicken…Read More »

Outbreak of E. coli, Livingston County, NY, August 2012

Livingston County Public Health investigated an outbreak of E. coli in 7 persons in the county in August 2012. Five of the seven patients were infected with an indistinguishable strain of the bacteria. The source of the outbreak was undetermined.…Read More »

Salmonella Outbreak at Abilene (Texas) Country Club, August 2012

The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District reported an outbreak of Salmonella Group D at the Abilene Country Club in August 2012. As many as 35 persons were ill with salmonellosis. The club scored a 63 out of 100 on their July health inspection…Read More »

Salmonella at Bexar County Jail, August 2012

An outbreak of salmonella occurred at the Bexar County downtown jail facility in August 2012. Between 70 and 100 inmates were ill. Four men were sent to a local hospital for treatment.…Read More »

E. coli at Saginaw Correctional Facility, August 2012

The Saginaw Correctional Facility was placed under quarantine due to an outbreak of E. coli in August and September 2012. At least 89 prisoners and 7 staff were ill. The majority of cases were reported from August 27-30, with 2 cases on September 2 …Read More »

Stanhope Beach Resort and Norovirus, 2012

Public health officials in Prince Edward Island, Canada reported an outbreak of norovirus among guests at the Stanhope Beach Resort located near Covehead, P.E.I. More than 200 persons were ill after attending weddings held at the resort in late August…Read More »

September is coming.