Disease Fact Sheets
Foodborne diseases are caused by various “bad bugs”, otherwise referred to as pathogens. Included among the types of different pathogens are bacteria, viruses and parasites. Below is a list of foodborne diseases, divided by pathogen type:
Virginia Foodborne Disease Outbreak Reports
Per state law, all outbreaks, including those that are foodborne, are reportable in Virginia. The VDH Office of Epidemiology’s Division of Surveillance and Investigation monitors all outbreaks in the Commonwealth. Annual reports are derived from their surveillance efforts. It is important to know that these reports house data not only foodborne outbreaks but on all reportable illnesses. To navigate to the Foodborne Disease Outbreak specific information follow the steps below:
Annual Reports → Find the appropriate year → Descriptive Epidemiology of Reportable Diseases and Selected Maps → Outbreaks → Scroll to find “Foodborne Outbreaks” in each report
National Foodborne Disease Outbreak Reports
For national foodborne outbreak data, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.