Outbreak Timeline

  • New York Seafood-associated disease

    New York Seafood-associated disease
    339 seafood-associated outbreaks were reported, resulting in 3959 illnesses, 76 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths in just a few years. Norwalk virus and scombrotoxin were the most frequently identified agents: Norwalk virus accounted for 42% of outbreaks and 42% of illnesses, and scombrotoxin accounted for 44% of outbreaks and 19% of illnesses
  • LA and Orange County Outbreak

    LA and Orange County Outbreak
    Over the course of six months in 1985, a listeriosis outbreak affected residents of Los Angeles and Orange counties, killing as many as 40 people. 10 victoms were reported as infants.The company instituted a voluntary recall of the tainted cheese products, but a year later, they were slapped with 60 misdemeanor criminal violations of state agriculture, health, and safety laws.
  • Milk Salmonella outbreak

    Milk Salmonella outbreak
    The outbreak of salmonella was reported in Ilinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin.The first was traced back to a carton of 2% milk at Jewel food store. Most cases are not fatal, however in this case, there were 2 reported dead. http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/worst-foodborne-illness-outbreaks#6
  • E COLI at jack in the box

    E COLI at jack in the box
    After eating contaminated meat from Jack in the Box restaurants in Seattle, California, Idaho, Texas and Nevada, four children died and hundreds of other customers fell ill. http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/worst-foodborne-illness-outbreaks#6
  • Cryptosporidium Outbreak in Milwaukee

    Cryptosporidium Outbreak in Milwaukee
    One of the 2 water treatment plants in Milwaukee became severly contaminated with Cryptosporidium- a parasite that causes dehydration, diarrhea, and stomach cramps. About 403,000 became sick and 100 people died. The cause was never known.http://media3.picsearch.com/is?_lnjoGVcVczP5lGMQFMHda8SbTv3W2Jn0m5-NtDP8AM&height=341
  • Strawberry Epidemic

    Strawberry Epidemic
    In Calhoun County, Michigan, cases of Hepatitis A led to the recall of more than a million pounds of frozen strawberries .In response, thousands of school children were immunized against hepatitis A.
  • E Coli at Sizzler

    E Coli at Sizzler
    In July of 2000, over 60 cases of E. coli were linked to Sizzler restaurants in Wisconsin. The outbreak also claimed the life of a 3-year-old girl who died from complications of hemolytic uremic syndrome, a disease caused by the E. coli infection. The main cause was cross- contamination between the meat processing and the food prep.
  • Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Linked to Tomatoes

    Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Linked to Tomatoes
    People infected with Salmonella Typhimurium typically have fever and diarrhea that go away after about a week.As of Friday, November 3, 2006 this outbreak has caused 183 cases in about half of the US. Salmonella Typhimurium caused by a unique molecular strain of this bacterium. All except 1 of the victoms were located East of the Mississippi River. 250-300 cases were reported.
  • E.coli Outbreak at Taco Bell

    E.coli Outbreak at Taco Bell
    December 2006, two fast food taco restaurants had E. coli outbreaks linked to contaminated lettuce. The first case involved 71 Taco Bell customers across five states on the East Coast. Eight of those people suffered kidney failure
  • Cargill Ground Turkey Causes Salmonella, 2011

    Cargill Ground Turkey Causes Salmonella, 2011
    recalled 36 million pounds of ground turkey after fears that it was contaminated with a strain of Salmonella resistant to antibiotics. It has been linked to at least one death and 79 illnesses across 26 states.