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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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 »

September 17 2017 Outbreak of STEC O121 at an Athletic Center, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

In September 2017 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of E. coli O121 associated with recreational swimming at Villa Sport Athletic Center located in Colorado Springs. Three confirmed cases and three primary cases all went to th…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 Suspected Norovirus, Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • unknown

In July 2017 two dining patrons of a Colorado Springs, Colorado became ill with symptoms consistent with norovirus. The meal date was July 26. Symptoms included vomiting and diarrhea. The incubation period was 37 hours and 38 hours. No laboratory tes…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 »

May 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Fast Food Restaurant, Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill Food worker

In May 2017 investigators in Colorado Springs, Colorado learned of an outbreak of norovirus among patrons of a fast-food restaurant. Seven people reported symptoms. Four cases were laboratory confirmed. No one was hospitalized and no one died. An ill…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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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, Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In January 2016 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus among dining patrons of a restaurant located in Colorado Springs. The implicated meal dates ranged from January 14 to January 16. Three people were laboratory conf…Read More »

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