May 24, 2018

Burrito Delight Salmonella Outbreak in Weld County, Colorado Increases to 37 Sick

The Salmonella outbreak linked to Burrito Delight restaurants in Weld County, Colorado has now sickened 37 people. That's an increase from 35 people as reported in the last update on March 1, 2018. The illnesses have occurred during February and March of this year. Four of those patients have been hospitalized because their illnesses are so serious. The restaurant has voluntarily closed both of its locations in Fort Lupton and Dacono, and they will remain closed until the investigation is over. Both of those locations are north of Denver, Colorado. Public health officials are still investigating the specific source of the outbreak; they are still focusing on possible food sources. The case count by county is: Weld (27), Larimar (3), Boulder (3), Morgan (1), Adams (2), and … [Read more...]

Burrito Delight Salmonella Outbreak Numbers Updated by Weld County, CO

The case count for the Burrito Delight Salmonella outbreak in Weld County, Colorado has been updated by government officials. As of March 1, 2018, there are 35 laboratory-confirmed cases of Salmonella linked to that restaurant. The press release states that "The source of the outbreak is the Burrito Delight restaurant, which has voluntarily closed both of its locations in Fort Lupton and Dacono." Officials are still investigating the outbreak. Employees are being tested for illness, and lab results from food samples have not yet been received. Officials are centering their investigation around possible food sources. The case count by county is: Weld (27), Larimer (3), Boulder (3), Morgan (1), and Adams (1). There is no word on whether or not any of these patients have been … [Read more...]

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." The case cont 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 … [Read more...]

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Burrito Delight Restaurants in Colorado Grows to 12 Sick

The Salmonella outbreak in Colorado has now grown to 12 people sickened, according to the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment. The press release states that "the source of the outbreak is the Burrito Delight restaurant." This is an increase of two patients since the last update. That restaurant has closed both of its locations in Fort Lupton and Dacono. Public health officials are still investigating the source of the outbreak. Lab testing of employees should be available today, and officials are still looking at possible food sources. Six of those sickened ate food from Burrito Delight at two different catered events at Aims Community College in Greeley, Colorado. Four patients ate at the Fort Lupton Burritos Delight restaurant location. And two of the … [Read more...]

Ten Sick with Salmonella Food Poisoning Linked to Burrito Delight Catered Events at Aims Community College in Colorado

Weld County Public Health officials held a press conference on February 22, 2018, informing the public about a Salmonella outbreak that is tied to Aims Community College in Greeley, Colorado. At least 10 people are sick in that outbreak, after attending two events catered by Burrito Delight. That is an increase of two patients since the outbreak was announced February 22, 2018. Officials have not updated their initial press release since yesterday. Food for those events was provided by Burrito Delight, at one of the restaurant's locations, and at an outside event on February 9 and February 13, 2018. Seven of the patients live in Weld County, two live in Larimer, and one lives in Boulder County. The events were apparently for employee training, not for students. Officials think … [Read more...]

Salmonella Outbreak at Aims Community College in Greeley, Colorado Sickens Eight

A Salmonella outbreak at Aims Community College in Greeley, Colorado has sickened at least eight people, according to the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment. Officials think that the illnesses may be associated with catered events that were held at the college on February 9 and February 13, 2018. The February 9 event has one confirmed Salmonella case; about 70 people attended. The February 13 event has 2 confirmed cases; about 400 people attended the event. Of the eight confirmed cases, 6 adults live in Weld County, 1 lives in Larimer, and 1 in Boulder County. The events were catered by an outside restaurant called the Burrito Delight, which is located in Fort Lupton. The restaurant is c closed while officials investigate this outbreak. Officials did not say … [Read more...]

Deadly Salmonella Food Poisoning Outbreak at La California Restaurant in Aurora, Colorado in November 2017 Killed One, Sickened at Least 13

KDVR-TV Channel 31 in Denver, Colorado is reporting that a Salmonella outbreak at La California restaurant at 1685 Peoria Street in Aurora, Colorado sickened at least 13 people and killed one person. That outbreak was not reported to the public, and there is still no notice about the illnesses on the Tri County Health Department Website. Government officials confirmed the outbreak to the news channel. Those sickened apparently ate at the restaurant from November 4 to November 26, 2017. Twenty-five of those sickened ate there from November 10 to November 14, 2017. Thirty-three people were allegedly sickened, but 13 illnesses were confirmed as  Salmonella infections.  We don't know if any of these patients were hospitalized. Lab tests conducted on food taken from La California … [Read more...]

Deadly Fourth Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Maradol Papayas

A deadly fourth Salmonella outbreak linked to imported Maradol papayas has been reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In this outbreak, linked to Salmonella Anatum infections, 14 people in 3 states are sick. Five people have been hospitalized. One person in California has died. Three other outbreaks are also linked to imported Maradol papayas. In those outbreaks, 215 people have been sickened. The case count by state is: Arizona (1), California (12), and Colorado (1). This outbreak is one of four separate outbreaks linked to Maradol papayas imported from Mexico. Illnesses started on dates ranging from December 20, 2017 to April 8, 2017. The patient age range is from less than 1 year to 85, with a median age of 38. Ninety-two percent of patients are … [Read more...]

E. coli Outbreak After Mesa County Fair in Grand Junction, CO

At least eight people are sick with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli infections after visiting the Mesa County Fair in Grand Junction, Colorado, according to a news release by Mesa County Public Health. The fair was held from July 25 to July 29, 2017. This type of pathogenic bacteria is common in cattle, sheep, and goats, according to the press release. People can get sick when they come into contact with these animals, their bedding, fence railings, or anything in the surrounding environment. The animals shed E. coli in their feces, and it can get onto their coats or contaminate anything in the area. Public health officials have also been in contact with child care providers and health care providers to try to determine the magnitude of the outbreak and prevent further illnesses. … [Read more...]

Outbreak at CO Rifle Rodeo was Clostridium Perfringens

Clostridium perfringens caused illnesses at the Rifle Rodeo in Garfield County Colorado in early June, according to a press release from the Garfield County Health Department.  That event was held on June 5, 2017 at the Garfield County Fairgrounds. About 80 people were sickened in that outbreak. An unlicensed vendor served food at the privately organized event. Samples were sent to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Interviews conducted by public health officials helped pinpoint the source of the food that caused the illnesses. Yvonne Long, Executive Director of Garfield County Public Health said in a statement, "The Rifle Rodeo is a privately-organized event. It should be noted that this particular food vendor has a primary location that has been … [Read more...]

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