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 April 2012:

Foundation Farm Unpasteurized, Raw Milk 2012

On April 13, the Oregon Health Authority announced that they were investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7. As of April 30, at least 19 patients with E. coli O157:H7 had been identified. In addition, one patient was infected with Campylobacter …Read More »

Alaska Clams 2012

Three suspected cases of paralytic shellfish poisoning were reported in one week of April, 2012, to the Alaska Section of Epidemiology. All three were the result of eating shellfish harvested in the Juneau area over Easter weekend. The first case, a …Read More »

Canada Lotus Catering and Fine Foods Fesikh Grey Mullet 2012

A salted and cured fish product (fesikh) was likely contaminated by Clostridium botulinum. The product, whole fesikh mullet, was sold from Lotus Catering and Fine Food, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The three cases ate the fish at a gathering on April …Read More »

Petting Zoo at Bench Street Shelter Animal Contact 2012

An outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis was associated with attending a petting zoo on March 31. The Humane Society of Goodhue County held a one day petting zoo and photo shoot at it shelter on Bench Street, Red Wing, Minnesota. Two people subsequently we…Read More »

Kent County Jail Rice and Cheese 2012

About 250 inmates being held at the Kent County Jail in Grand Rapids, Michigan, developed food poisoning symptoms starting April 15. The cause for the illnesses was determined to be a dish of rice and cheese. It had been prepared in large quantitie…Read More »

Cocke County Day Care Unknown 2012

On April 26, 2012, it was announced that the Tennessee Department of Health confirmed at least three cases of E. coli O157. The cases were children, and all had been hospitalized. The cause of the outbreak was not known at the time of the initial r…Read More »

All Seasons Catering C. Perfringens outbreak, Pueblo, Colorado 2012

The Pueblo City-County Health Department temporarily closed All Seasons Catering following an outbreak of Clostridium Perfringens among 35 persons who consumed food prepared by All Seasons. Health department investigators found a statistical associa…Read More »

E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce – Canada and California, April 2012

An outbreak of E. coli O157 was linked to romaine lettuce grown and distributed by Amazing Coachella Inc., which is the parent company of Peter Rabbit Farms, both based in Coachella, California. Health officials in New Brunswick, Canada identified at…Read More »

South Carolina E. coli O157:H7 Mexican Restaurant 2012

In May of 2012, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)announced that it was investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 that had sickened 11 individuals in the Spartanburg area. All 11 victims reported eating at the…Read More »

Louisiana Restaurant Oysters 2012

14 people became ill with Norovirus after eating oysters at a New Orleans restaurant. The Gulf Coast area where the oysters were harvested was closed down. The people who reported illness ate at the restaurant on April 28 and 29. No hospitalizations …Read More »

Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O145, April-June 2012

In June 2012 the CDC announced an investigation by public health officials of an outbreak of E. coli O145. A total 18 persons infected with the outbreak strain were identified. Case-patients resided in 9 states: Alabama (2), California (1), Florida…Read More »

May is coming.