Featured Exhibit: Foundation Farm Raw Milk
This outbreak was important because it further highlights the dangers of raw milk consumption, which is already well-documented in scholarly journals. Read More
Featured Exhibit: Berry Stand Strawberries
This investigation implicated strawberries from a local Oregon farmer as the source of an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infection. Epidemiologists investigated the fields and found them to be contaminated with deer feces. Read More
Featured Exhibit: Milk Crates, Cartons, Jugs2010 Roseburg, Oregon Salmonella Braenderup outbreak
This outbreak had a surprising twist: the milk itself was never contaminated! Rather, the problem stemmed from the milk crate washer machine on the roof of the Umpqua plant, where crates were contaminated. Read More
Featured Exhibit: Lian How White Pepper2009 multi-state Salmonella Rissen outbreak
Salmonella Rissen is a very rare serotype in the US. When Oregon, California, and Nevada all reported it within days of each other, it began a coordinated investigation between those states (later to be joined by WA and ID). Read More
Featured Exhibit: Bagged Spinach
This outbreak highlighted Inter-state health department cooperation. Using their homegrown "Shotgun" hypothesis-generating questionnaire, OR epidemiologists identified that 4 in 5 cases in OR consumed bagged spinach. Read More
Featured Exhibit: Cal-Farms Parsley
This McGrath's Fish House outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections was traced back to parsley from Cal-Farms. 206 people interviewed, 64 ill people, and extremely muddy field conditions. Read more
Featured Exhibit: Paramount & Raw Almonds
The Oregon State Public Health Laboratory identified a cluster of five patients infected with Salmonella Enteritidis from four different counties. Read More
Featured Exhibit: Hydro-Harvest Alfalfa Sprouts
This was the largest "sproutbreak" of foodborne salmonellosis in Oregon since the multinational outbreak of Salmonella Newport in 1996, in which alfalfa sprouts were also implicated as the vehicle of transmission. Read More
Featured Exhibit: Venison Jerky
At a time when ground beef was thought to be the source of all foodborne E. coli O157 infections, this was the first documentation of venison-associated E. coli O157:H7 outbreak. Read More
Featured Exhibit: Frozen Oysters
Featured Exhibit: Jack In The Box Hamburgers
Featured Exhibit: Cold Stone Cake Batter Ice Cream
Featured Exhibit: Sally Jackson Cheese
Featured Exhibit: Salmonella and Backyard Poultry
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