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 October, November and December 2012:

Outbreak of E. coli O157 Linked to Cleveland County (NC) Fair, 2012

In October 2012 North Carolina state health officials investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 among persons who attended the Cleveland County Fair. The fair ran from Septebmer 26 to October 7. In total 101 people were reported ill – 63 children and …Read More »

Salmonella Virchow outbreak linked to On the Border Restaurant in Vancouver, Washington 2012

Clark County Public Health investigated an outbreak of Salmonella serotype Virchow among patrons of a Vancouver restaurant, On the Border. On October 18, 2012 public health officials reported at least 38 confirmed cases of Salmonella and 75 probable…Read More »

Students at Johns Hopkins Ill with Salmonella, 2012

Baltimore City Health Department and Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene investigators worked with Johns Hopkins Student Health in an investigation of salmonellosis reported in 6 undergraduates at Johns Hopkins University. As of October…Read More »

E. coli O157 at Willow Grove Gardens Pumpkin Patch and Petting Zoo, Washington, 2012

In October 2012 Cowlitz County health officials confirmed one case and one probable case of E. coli linked to Willow Grove Gardens Pumpkin Patch located in Longview. One child was hospitalized.…Read More »

Outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to Wegmans brand Organic Spinach and Spring Mix, 2012

In November 2012 the CDC and public health officials in several states and the FDA announced an investigation of E. coli O157 illnesses linked to consumption of Wegmans brand Organic Spinach and Spring Mix lettuce Mix produced by State Garden of Ghel…Read More »

New Middleeast Supermarket Kibbeh Beef 2012

A confirmed case of E. coli O157:H7 led to a recall of a finely ground raw beef that was sold for Kebbeh. Kebbeh are croquettes stuffed with chopped meat and bulgar rice. The chopped beef product was sold by the New Middleast Market in Ottawa, Ontari…Read More »

Venison Sashimi 2012

A man from Honolulu, Hawaii, developed diarrhea and heart palpitations after eating venison sashimi. Subsequent stool cultures revealed that he had been infected with Salmonella Birkenhead. The deer meat came from the island of Lana’i where he had …Read More »

Canada Intercity Packers Beef Burger Meat Mix 80/20 2012

An outbreak of Salmonellosis was associated with eating beef burger meat mix produced by Intercity Packers(East) Ltd (Est. 503). Illnesses were identified in Ottawa and southern Ontario, Canada. As of April 6, the number of cases were not given by th…Read More »

Fredericton, New Brunswick E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak, July 2012

Four cases of E. coli O157:H7 were reported in Fredericton, New Brunswick in July 2012. Three of the 4 cases were hospitalized. Provincial health department investigators were working to determine the source.…Read More »

Salmonella Thompson Associated with Dutch Smoked Salmon, 2012

An outbreak investigation of Salmonella Thompson possibly linked to smoked salmon manufactured by Dutch company, Foppen, was initiated in September 2012. At least 85 patients with a genetically indistinguishable strain of Salmonella serotype Thompson…Read More »