October 3, 2022

Burrito Delight Salmonella Outbreak in Colorado Grows to 21 Sick

The Salmonella outbreak in Weld County, Colorado linked to Burrito Delight restaurants has grown to include 21 patients. All of those cases are laboratory-confirmed. The press release from the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment states that “the number of probable cases continues to rise.”

Burrito Delight Salmonella Outbreak

The case count by county is: Weld (14), Larimar (3), Bolder (1), Morgan (1) and Adams (1). The case count by event is: Aims College Event on February 6, 2018 (3), Aims College Event on February 12 (9), Restaurant dine-in at the Fort Lupton Location (5), and Takeout to place of employment (4).

Four people have been hospitalized in this outbreak because their illness is so severe. Salmonella patients are usually hospitalized because they develop sepsis, which is a blood infection, or because they become dehydrated.

The press release states that the public is not currently at risk, and that both of the restaurants – one in Fort Lupton and the other in Dacono – are both closed. Government officials are still investigating the specific source of the Salmonella bacteria. They are focusing on food sources.

The symptoms of a Salmonella infection include diarrhea that may be bloody, an upset stomach, abdominal cramps, fever, and vomiting. Most people get sick within 12 to 72 hours after they are exposed to the bacteria. The illness usually lasts up to a week. In severe cases, people can be ill for a longer period of time.

If you ate Burrito Delight food from February 6 to February 12, 2018 and have experienced the symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning, see your doctor. You or your doctor should contact the Weld County Health Department Salmonella triage line at 970-400-2374. It is staffed Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The noted Pritzker Hageman law firm represents and helps people who have been sickened by contaminated food, whether it is eaten at a restaurant or at home. We get answers, justice, and compensation for those who have been injured, through our work. Our lawyers represent clients and families of children sickened with bacterial infections in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against retailers, grocery stores, food processors, restaurants, daycare centers, schools, and others. Attorney Fred Pritzker and his team recently won $7.5 million for young client whose kidneys failed because of hemolytic uremic syndrome after he acquired an E. coli O157:H7 infection.

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