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 Norovirus at a Restaurant, Boulder, Colorado

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

In December 2017 public health officials in Boulder, Colorado investigated an outbreak of norovirus that occurred among patrons of a restaurant located in Boulder. Eighteen people reported illness. Three were laboratory confirmed. No one was hospital…Read More »

December 17 2017 Outbreak of Suspected Norovirus, Boulder, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Colorado public health agencies received multiple complaints from customers who ate at a restaurant located in Boulder, Colorado over a week period in December. There were 52 reported cases of illness. No one was hospitalized and no one died. The me…Read More »

December 16 2016 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Holiday Party, Boulder, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

On December 10, 2016 thirty seven people attended a holiday office party at a restaurant located in Boulder, Colorado. Appetizers were passed to guests without tongs for service. The remaining menu items were served buffet style. Eighteen people repo…Read More »

April 16 2016 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens, Boulder, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Chicken

In April 2016 Boulder County Public Health staff investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a student sponsored event held at the University of Colorado Boulder. Food items from 8 restaurants served at the event. The implicated meal was o…Read More »

April 16 2016 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Chicken Tikka Masala

Public health officials in Colorado investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurring among 6 people who ate at a student sponsored event at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The implicated meal date was April 13, 2016. One person was …Read More »

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