In a follow-up on the Salmonella outbreak linked to two Burrito Delight restaurants in Colorado, health officials in Weld County continue the investigation.
In mid-February, 17 people from the Greeley Aims Community College campus became sick from food catered by the Burrito Delight restaurant. An additional 20 patrons became sick after eating food directly from the restaurant.
Four people have been hospitalized and there are no deaths linked with this outbreak
There have been no new cases for the past five days and it appears the outbreak has peaked at 37 confirmed laboratory cases.
“Several employees from the restaurant have tested positive for Salmonella,” said Mark E. Wallace, MD, MPH, Executive Director of the Weld County Health Department. “But it remains unclear if they or a food source is the illness link. It may be a challenge to find the definitive answer.” The Health Department is partnering with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment in examining all possible sources of the illness. Large outbreaks are complex, and it becomes difficult to isolate the index case of exposure, said Wallace.
Health officials say the public is not at risk and the restaurant’s locations in Fort Lupton and Dacono are closed for the duration of the investigation.