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2008 Clostridium perfringens at a Larimer County Jail Linked to 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.

  • Outbreak began:
  • February 2008
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Colorado
  • Organism(s):
  • Clostridium pefringens
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Chili
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Prison
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 31
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • No
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 0
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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