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2016 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens, Denver, Colorado

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 staff and management at the catering company. Thirteen people reported symptoms including one person who was laboratory confirmed. No one was hospitalized and no one died.

  • Outbreak began:
  • July 2016
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Colorado
  • Organism(s):
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Unknown
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Private residence
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 13
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 1
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 12
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • No
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 0
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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