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2018 Outbreak of Salmonella Javiana at La Luz Restaurant, Fort Collins, Colorado

In August 2018 the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE) investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Javiana associated with La Luz Mexican Restaurant located in Old Town Fort Collins. Eighty five individuals completed a questionnaire about exposure and symptoms. Sixty one individuals reported symptoms. There were 31 laboratory confirmed cases including 6 of the 20 employees at the restaurant. Five people were hospitalized. Investigators were not able to determine a food specific cause for the outbreak. The restaurant voluntarily closed and was allowed to reopen after meeting conditions set by the LCDHE.

  • Outbreak began:
  • August 2018
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Colorado
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Unknown
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • La Luz Mexican Restaurant
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 61
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 31
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 30
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 5
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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