Colorado Salmonella outbreak appears to have peaked at 37 cases

Two more confirmed cases added during the last week brought the number of illnesses in the Colorado Salmonella outbreak to 37.  There have been no new cases for the past five days, and it appears the outbreak has peaked at 37 confirmed laboratory cases, according to the Weld County Health Department.

Linked to the outbreak are two burrito restaurants that catered two community college events in early February. Weld County continues to investigate the incident at multiple locations in the area north of Denver.

The outbreak became known in mid-February when 17 people from the Aims Community College campus in Greeley became sick from food catered by the Burrito Delight restaurant located 40 minutes away in Fort Lupton, CO. An additional 20 patrons became ill after eating food directly from Burrito Delight. It has a second location in Dacono, CO.

The Salmonella outbreak is centered in Weld County with 27 cases. Ten others have residences in five other Northern Colorado counties.

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