Reports of Selected Campylobacter Outbreak Investigations
Reports of Selected Outbreak Investigations
- 2018 multistate outbreak linked to pet store puppies
- 2014 outbreak in Utah associated with raw milk
- 2012 outbreak in Nevada associated with a muddy race
- 2012 outbreak in the northeastern U.S. associated with undercooked chicken livers
- 2011 Guillain-Barré syndrome outbreak in U.S. and Mexico associated with tap waterExternal
Questions & Answers
Poultry, raw milk, and untreated water have been the most commonly identified sources of Campylobacter outbreaks. From 2010 through 2015, state, local, and territorial public health agencies reported 209 foodborne Campylobacter outbreaks, accounting for 2,234 illnesses, to CDC’s Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System.
Foodborne Campylobacter Outbreaks by Food Category, 2010–2015
Outbreaks are identified when there is an increase in the number of cases reported in a specific location or time period. State, local, and territorial public health departments have the primary responsibility for identifying and investigating Campylobacter outbreaks.
Outbreaks are reported to CDC by state health departments through the National Outbreak Reporting System (NORS).