1984 Rajneeshee salmonella attack
In 1984, followers of the Bhagwan Shri Rajneesh, an Indian guru, attempted
to control a local election by infecting salad bars in ten restaurants with Salmonella
tyhpimurium in the small town of The Dalles, Oregon.
This action was performed by members of the the guru's spiritual movement, but independent of it. This attack is the first
documented case of bioterrorism in the United States during the 21st century. The attack resulted in approximately 750 people
getting sick, but no deaths occured.
The University of Florida - ENC2210 - Spring 2006