Category Archives: shigella

Hubbard Splash Fountain

Outbreak: Hubbard Splash Fountain
Product: Splash Fountain in Hubbard, ORInvestigation Start Date: 07/25/03
Location: Marion County, OREtiology: Shigella sonnei
Earliest known case onset date: 07/16/03Latest case onset date: 08/17/03
Confirmed / Presumptive Case Count: 19 / 37Positive Samples: 0
Investigation of an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness erupted among children in a small community in Marion County, Oregon. Investigation by epidemiologists found that the illnesses were due to the fecal bacterium Shigella sonnei, and traced to an unusual common source: a splash fountain. This outbreak underscores the risk of large … Continue Reading ››

Protected: 2005-106 Spiritual Retreat Shigella

Outbreak: Spiritual Retreat Shigella
Product: Never pinpointedInvestigation Start Date: 7/28/2005
Location: Douglas County, OREtiology: Shigella
Earliest known case onset date: 07/19/2005Latest case onset date: 08/06/2005
Confirmed / Presumptive Case Counts: 262 / 18Positive Samples (Food / Environmental / Water): 0 / 0 / 0

This outbreak of shigellosis is one the largest Oregon has ever seen with at least 280 cases identified (18 of which were lab-confirmed).


A local organic farm and meditation retreat center hosted its annual 16-day retreat … Continue Reading ››