Foodborne Illness Outbreak Database

This database provides summaries of significant food and water related outbreaks occurring since 1984 caused by E. coli, Salmonella, Hepatitis A, Campylobacter and other pathogens. Read more »

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December 17 2017 Outbreak of Suspected Norovirus, Aurora, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Fourteen people reported symptoms consistent with norovirus following a meal at a restaurant located in Aurora, Colorado. The implicated meal date was December 15, 2017. No one was hospitalized and no one died.…Read More »

November 17 2017 Outbreak of Salmonella I 4, [5], 12:i- at La California Restraurant, Aurora, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In November 2017 the Tri-County Health Department in Colorado investigated an outbreak of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:1- among people who consumed food prepared at La California Restaurant located in Aurora, Colorado. Exposure dates ranged from November 4-…Read More »

March 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Restaurant, Aurora, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill food worker

In March 2017 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus at a sit-down restaurant located in Aurora, Colorado. Six people reported illness. Three were laboratory confirmed with norovirus. No one was hospitalized and no one…Read More »

July 16 2016 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens, Aurora, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Beans

On July 23, 2016 a large group of people attended a banquet in Aurora Colorado. Within one hour the first cases of illness was reported. In total 26 people became ill. The median incubation period was 8.8 hours (range, 1 hour to 19.8 hours). All 26 p…Read More »

June 16 2016 Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Associated with Untreated Recreational Water, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

Public health officials in Colorado investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium associated with recreational water exposure in Arapahoe County, Colorado. The first exposure occurred on June 17, 2016. The last exposure occurred on June 19, 2016…Read More »

January 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus Among Passengers Abroad P & O Cruises Aurora

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an outbreak of norovirus among passengers abroad the P & O Cruises Aurora in January 2012. In total 145 of 1,727 passengers and 8 of the 850 crew members reported symptoms of vomiting and/or diarrhea.…Read More »

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