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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January 06 2016 Outbreak of Norovirus, Greenwood Village, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus among persons who ate at a restaurant located in Greenwood Village, Colorado. The implicated meal date was December 31, 2015. Illness onsets occurred on January 2 and January 3, 2…Read More »

July 19 2019 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at Red Robin, Westminster, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In July 2019 three individuals, including one adult and two children was laboratory confirmed with E. coli O157:H7 after eating at the Red Robin restaurant located at 799 W. 146th Avenue in Westminster, Colorado. Two of the 3 individuals were hospita…Read More »

August 18 2018 Outbreak of Salmonella Javiana at La Luz Restaurant, Fort Collins, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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 questionnair…Read More »

July 18 2018 Outbreak of Salmonellosis at the Arapahoe County Fair, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Public health officials in Colorado investigated an outbreak of Salmonella among people who attended the Arapahoe County Fair or 4-H events associated with the fair from July 21 to July 29, 2018. Seven cases of salmonella have been identified. As of …Read More »

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 Norovirus at a Sit-Down Restaurant, Aurora, Colorado

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

In late December 2017 public health officials in Colorado investigated an outbreak of norovirus at a sit-down restaurant located in Aurora, Colorado. The meal date was December 29, 2017. Ill persons resided in several counties in Colorado (Denver, Do…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 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 »

October 17 2017 Outbreak of Suspected Norovirus, Pueblo, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In October 2017 Pueblo City-County Health Department staff investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among patrons of a restaurant located in Pueblo. The implicated meal date was October 1, 2017. Five people reported symptoms of diarrhea and vomiti…Read More »

September 17 2017 Outbreak of E. coli O26 in Multiple Counties, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Six people residing in Adams, Arapahoe, Denver and Douglas counties, Colorado were laboratory confirmed with E. coli O26 between September 1, 2017 and October 15, 2017. One person was hospitalized. No one died. Three out of 6 cases consumed raw spina…Read More »

September 17 2017 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis, Littleton, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In September 2017 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis of unknown etiology among patrons who ate a restaurant located in Littleton, Colorado. Four people reported diarrhea. The implicated meal date was Septembe…Read More »

July 17 2017 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a Restaurant, Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • potatoes

In July 2017 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a restaurant located in Colorado Springs. Two people were ill. One person was laboratory confirmed. One person was hospitalized. No one died. Based o…Read More »

July 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Banquet Facility, Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ready to Eat foods

In July 2017 public health officials in Colorado Springs investigated an outbreak of Norovirus occurring at a banquet facility. Ten people reported symptoms. Three cases were laboratory confirmed with norovirus. No one was hospitalized and no one die…Read More »

July 17 2017 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis, Thornton, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • salsa

Colorado reported an outbreak of unknown etiology that occurred among patrons of a restaurant located in Thornton, Colorado. The implicated meal date was Jul 6. There were 5 probable cases. The median incubation period was 7.5 hours. No one was hospi…Read More »

July 17 2017 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a Nursing Home, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Seven residents of a nursing home/long term care facility in Grand Junction, Colorado became ill with Clostridium perfringens following a meal on July 3, 2017. One person was positive for C. perfringens. No one was hospitalized and no one died.…Read More »

June 17 2017 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at a Restaurant, Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In July 2017 one person was diagnosed with Salmonella Enteritidis following a June 30, 2017 meal at a sit-down restaurant located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. A second person was identified as a probable case. Date of illness onset for both cases w…Read More »

June 17 2017 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens Infections, Rifle Rodeo, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork

In June 2017 public health officials in Colorado investigated a large outbreak of Clostridium perfringens infections among attendees of the Rifle Rodeo held at the Garfield County Fairgrounds on June 5. There were 80 ill persons. Two were laboratory …Read More »

June 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus, Estes Park, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Members of an Estes Park, Colorado service group who ate at a luncheon held at a private home on June 13, 2017 became ill with norovirus. Twenty three people reported illness. One person tested positive for norovirus. One person was hospitalized and …Read More »

May 17 2017 Oubreak of Suspected Clostridium Perfringens at a Private Event, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Thirty six people became ill with symptoms consistent with Clostridium perfringens following a meal hosted on May 20, 2017 at a private residence. Food at the event was purchased from a local carniceria. All cases with symptoms reported eating the sa…Read More »

April 17 2017 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens Linked to Consumption of Green Chili, Pueblo, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Chili

In April 2017 four people became ill with Clostridium perfringens following an April 15 meal at a fast food restaurant located in Pueblo, Colorado. Two people were laboratory confirmed. No one was hospitalized and no one died. C. perfringens was dete…Read More »

April 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Long Term Care Facility, Thornton, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In April 2017 public health investigators in Adams County, Colorado investigated an outbreak of norovirus at a long term care facility located in Thornton. Nineteen people were ill. Eight were laboratory confirmed. No one was hospitalized and no one …Read More »

March 17 2017 Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • basil

In 2017 public health officials in Colorado investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurring at a restaurant located in Lone Tree, Colorado. Eleven of 18 outbreak associated cases were laboratory confirmed with Salmonella Typhimurium. Exp…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 »

March 17 2017 Outbreak of Suspected Norovirus, Alamosa, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Public health officials in Alamosa, Colorado investigated an outbreak of suspected norovirus among persons who ate at a buffet style restaurant located in Alamosa. The first implicated meal date was March 28, 2017. The last implicated meal date was A…Read More »

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

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

In March 2017 local public health authorities in the Denver area investigated an outbreak of suspected norovirus among patrons of a Denver restaurant. The meal date was March 5. Twenty one people reported symptoms consistent with a norovirus infectio…Read More »

February 17 2017 Outbreak of Campylobacteriosis Linked to Consumption of Chicken Liver Mousse, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • chicken liver mousse

In the spring of 2017 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of Campylobacter infections linked to consumption of chicken liver pate at a sit-down restaurant located in Niwot, Colorado. Exposure dates ranged from February 26, 2017 …Read More »

February 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Restaurant, Littleton, Colorado

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

In February 2017 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus at a sit-down restaurant located in Littleton, Colorado. Ten people comprising two different dining groups were ill. Three were laboratory confirmed with noroviru…Read More »

February 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Take Out Food from a Restaurant, Parker, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In February 2017 members of two separate dining parties reported illness after consuming take out food purchased at a restaurant located in Parker, Colorado. Four people reported symptoms. All four were laboratory confirmed with norovirus. No one was…Read More »

February 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at Zquila Restaurant, Fort Collins, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In 2017 Larimer County Health Department staff investigated an outbreak of norovirus among members of two groups who dined at Zquila Restaurant located in Fort Collins, Colorado. The first group dined at the restaurant on February 15, 2017. Six of 8 …Read More »

January 17 2017 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at a Western Stock Show, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In January 2017 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7. Outbreak associated cases attended a western stock show in Denver. Exposure dates ranged from January 11, 2017 to January 21, 2017. Dates of illness onset r…Read More »

January 17 2017 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis Among Employees of a Restaurant, Denver, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Four employees of Cattleman's Grill restaurant located at the National Western Stock Show complex reported gastroenteritis within a 24-hour period on January 10, 2017. Symptoms included nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and fever. Stool kits were provided …Read More »

December 17 2017 Outbreak of Suspected Bacterial Toxin, Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

On May 26, 2017 a group of 5 co-workers shared a meal at a Colorado Springs, Colorado restaurant. Within 2 hours, 4 of the 5 became ill with nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. The co-workers live in separate houses and denied any other common exposures.…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 »

November 16 2016 Outbreak of Suspected Norovirus, Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In November 2016 El Paso County health officials investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis. Incubation, duration and symptoms were consistent with norovirus. Seven people became ill following a meal at a restaurant in Colorado Springs. The implicat…Read More »

October 16 2016 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Banquet, Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

On October 15, 2016 a banquet was held in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Eleven attendees became ill with vomiting and diarrhea. Five people were laboratory confirmed with norovirus. No one was hospitalized and no one died.…Read More »

October 16 2016 Outbreak of Norovirus, Centennial, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In October 2016 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus among persons who attended an event held at a restaurant in Centennial, Colorado. One person was laboratory confirmed with norovirus. Thirteen other people were co…Read More »

September 16 2016 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Restaurant in Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In September 2016 El Paso County (Colorado) health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus. Three people were laboratory confirmed with norovirus. One person was ill but not tested. No one was hospitalized and no one died.…Read More »

September 16 2016 Outbreak of Suspected Norovirus, Thornton, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In September 2016, five people became ill with symptoms consistent with norovirus following a meal at a restaurant located in Thornton, Colorado. The median incubation period was 19.3 hours. No one was hospitalized and no one died.…Read More »

September 16 2016 Outbreak of Campylobacter Infections at a Harvest Moon Dinner, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

On September 17, 2016 a Harvest Moon Dinner was hosted by Grant Farms in Wellington, Colorado. The menu included a roasted hog and steamed corn cooked at the farm. Other menu items were prepared at a licensed facility in Wyoming. Unpasteurized milk w…Read More »

August 16 2016 Outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni Associated with Raw Milk, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw milk

In August 2016 local and public health officials in Colorado investigated an outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni infections among persons who consumed raw (unpasteurized) milk from the same herdshare dairy. Illness onset dates ranged from August 8, 2016…Read More »

August 16 2016 Outbreak of Shiga Toxin E. coli at the Logan County Fair, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7, Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

In August 2016 there was an outbreak of Shiga toxin E. coli O157:H7 and Shiga toxin E. coli O26 at the Logan County Fair in Sterling, Colorado. Five outbreak cases were identified including 4 who were culture confirmed. All cases spent multiple days …Read More »

August 16 2016 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Catered Lunch and Pool Party, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In August 2016 public health officials in Colorado investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among people who attended a catered lunch and pool party in Thornton, Colorado. Forty five people reported symptoms. Based on epidemiologic findings, inves…Read More »

July 16 2016 Outbreak of Salmonella Ohio, Oscar's of Breckenridge, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In July 2016, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and Summit County Public Health (SCPH) investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Ohio. Infection occurred among patrons and staff of Oscar’s of Breckenridge which was found…Read More »

July 16 2016 Outbreak of Salmonella Virchow at a Restaurant, Weld County, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Virchow occurring among 3 patrons of a restaurant. Illness onset dates ranged from July 24, 2016 to July 29, 2016. One person was hospitalized. The contami…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 »

July 16 2016 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens, Denver, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In July 2016 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a catered meal served on July 15 at a private home. Interviews were conducted with ill and non-ill attendees, contacts of attendees as well as with s…Read More »

July 16 2016 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis Associated with Consumption of Fiddlehead Ferns, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Fiddlehead fern

On July 11, 2016 fiddlehead ferns were served at a banquet in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Attendees became ill with vomiting and diarrhea within an hour of the meal (incubation range 1 to 18.5 hours, median 2 hours). Sixty four people reported sympto…Read More »

July 16 2016 Multicounty Outbreak of Gastroenteritis, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In July 2016 public health officials in Colorado investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among a group of camp counselors who spent a weekend together in the Denver area. They became ill after returning to camp. Five people reported vomiting. Thr…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 »

May 16 2016 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens, Monument, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In May 2016 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens in Monument, Colorado. The implicated meal date was May 16. There were 2 laboratory confirmed cases and 11 probable cases. No one was hospitalized. There…Read More »

May 16 2016 Outbreak of Suspected Staph Aureus, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In May 2016 public health officials in Colorado Springs, Colorado investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis associated with a meal at a sit-down restaurant. Two people reported symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea occurring approximately 4 hours after…Read More »

May 16 2016 Outbreak of C. Perfringens, Monument, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Rice, beans, salad

In May 2016 public health officials in Colorado investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfrinens among patrons of a restaurant located in Monument, Colorado. The implicated meal date was May 16. Eleven people reported symptoms. Two were laboratory …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 Suspected Bacterial Toxin, Greenwood Village, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

On April 24, 2016 four people complained of illness after eating at a restaurant located in Greenwood Village, Colorado. There were no other shared exposures prior to illness onset. Local public health officials determined 3 of the ill people were pr…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 »

March 16 2016 Outbreak of Respiratory Symptoms Linked to Exposure to Chlorine at a Swimming Pool, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Chemical
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

On March 19, 2016, twenty two children developed coughs, sore throats and other respiratory symptoms following exposure to chlorine at an indoor swimming pool located in Lafayette, Colorado. All 22 were seen in the emergency department. No one was ho…Read More »

February 16 2016 Outbreak of Bacillus cereus at a Denver Restaurant, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In February 2016 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis associated with a Denver restaurant. The implicated meal date was February 15. Three people became ill with diarrhea. No samples were collected for laborato…Read More »

January 16 2016 Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium, Carbondale, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

On January 2016 a restaurant located in Carbondale, Colorado was implicated in an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium. Six cases were identified. Five were laboratory confirmed with the outbreak strain. One person was hospitalized. No one died.…Read More »

January 16 2016 Outbreak of Norovirus Associated with Take Out Food, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In January 2016 two individuals residing in separate households became ill after eating take out food purchased at the same restaurant. The implicated meal date was January 6, 2016. Both became ill within 12-24 hours later. Neither person submitted a…Read More »

January 16 2016 Outbreak of Norovirus, Glenwood Springs, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In January 2016 people became ill following a catered holiday meal held at a private home. The implicated meal date was January 8, 2016. Six people reported symptoms of vomiting and/or diarrhea. The median incubation period was 24 hours (range, 12 to…Read More »

July 12 2012 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis at a Denver Rescue Mission, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • poultry, turkey

Public health officials were investigating a suspected foodborne illness outbreak among people who ate a turkey dinner at the Denver Rescue Mission on July 22, 2012. The suspected source - turkey - was donated to the center. People started to become…Read More »

April 12 2012 Outbreak of Clostridium Perfringens Infections, All Seasons Catering, Pueblo, Colorado 2012

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • beef and gravy dish, butter, tomatoes and lettuce

The Pueblo City-County Health Department temporarily closed All Seasons Catering following an outbreak of Clostridium Perfringens among 35 persons who consumed food prepared by All Seasons. Health department investigators found a statistical associa…Read More »

September 11 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus, Parker, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Investigators in Colorado reported an outbreak of norovirus occurring among persons who purchased food from a restaurant and consumed it at home. Twenty eight people reported symptoms. Three people were laboratory confirmed with norovirus. No one was…Read More »

July 10 2010 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at The Fort Restaurant, Morrison, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

At least 29 people became ill from Salmonella enteritidis after eating at The Fort Restaurant between July 10 and July 16. This restaurant looks like a fort from the 1800's and is located in Morrison, Colorado. The outbreak was suspected to have be…Read More »

June 10 2010 E. coli O157:H7 and Campylobacter Linked to Billy Goat Dairy Raw Goat Milk, Longmont, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter, E.coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Goat, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

An outbreak of E. coli O157 and Campylobacter occurred among persons who drank raw goat's milk from the Billy Goat Dairy in Longmont, Colorado. The Billy Goat Dairy operated a goat share program in which customers bought a share of a goat and in ret…Read More »

September 08 2008 E. coli O157 Linked to Jimmy John's Restaurant Alfalfa Sprouts and Iceberg Lettuce

  • Organism:
  • Non-E.coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Alfalfa, Leafy Greens, Iceberg Lettuce Person-to-Person

Several University of Colorado students from one sorority became ill with symptoms of bloody diarrhea and cramping. Additional illnesses were reported. E.coli O157:NM(H-) was determined to be the cause. Consumption of alfalfa sprouts at the Jimmy …Read More »

February 08 2008 Clostridium perfringens at a Larimer County Jail Linked to Chili

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium pefringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Chili

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred at a prison facility in Colorado. Chili was named as the vehicle of infection. The chili had been cooled too slowly after it had been cooked.…Read More »

September 07 2007 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a Pueblo County, Colorado Jail

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Beans, Hot Dog Chili Sauce

Inmates at a Pueblo County, Colorado, jail began reporting gastrointestinal illness in the last first week of September. The number ill quickly increased forcing a massive program of isolation and reorganization of the inmates. Ill people had to be…Read More »

May 07 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Poona Infections at a School, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Poona was linked to a Colorado school. No vehicle of infection was named.…Read More »

January 07 2007 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Banquet Facility , Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Honeydew Melon Breads and Bakery, Caramel Rolls

A confirmed outbreak of norovirus occurred among people eating at a banquet facility in Colorado. Honeydew melon and caramel rolls were named as the vehicles of infection.…Read More »

August 06 2006 Salmonella enteritidis in Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis occurred in Colorado. The vehicle of infection was not described. The exposure location was described only as "other."…Read More »

September 03 2003 Outbreak of Shigella at a Doubletree Inn Breakfast Buffet, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Shigella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Melon, Honeydew

Multiple people, residing in several states, had become ill with Shigella after their stay at the Doubletree Hotel in Westminster, Colorado. Several groups were affected including hotel staff, a veterans' group, a wedding group, and other hotel gues…Read More »

July 03 2003 Outbreak of E. coli O157:NM Associated with Alfalfa Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Alfalfa Sprouts

An outbreak of E.coli O157:NM occurred in Colorado. Illness was associated with eating alfalfa sprouts. The E.coli O157:NM strain matched a strain that had been implicated in an outbreak in Minnesota in January. The same seed distributor was ident…Read More »

January 96 1996 Salmonella enteritidis at the Denver Zoological Gardens, Komodo Dragon Contact

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact, reptiles, Komodo Dragon

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was linked to visitation of a temporary Komodo dragon exhibit at the Denver Zoological Gardens and touching the protective barrier around the exhibit. Even two weeks after the exhibit closed, investigat…Read More »

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