In an update on the Salmonella outbreak in Colorado linked to two Burrito Delight restaurants, Weld County health officials now report 21 confirmed cases from five counties.

Colorado counties map/David Benbennick
Colorado counties map/David Benbennick

Currently, the 21 cases have been reported from the following counties: Weld (14),  Larimer (3), Boulder (2), Morgan (1) and Adams (1). Four people required hospitalization for their illness.

The bulk of the cases are linked to a Burrito Delight restaurant in Fort Lupton, while a single case is linked to a restaurant in Dacono.

The public is not currently at risk and the restaurants are closed for the duration of the investigation.

Symptoms of Salmonella illness include diarrhea, upset stomach, fever, and occasionally vomiting. Symptoms typically last 4 to 7 days, and most people recover on their own. Anyone who suspects they became ill should contact their health care provider. For some people, the diarrhea may become so severe that they require hospitalization. Symptoms typically appear 6-72 hours after eating contaminated food and will typically last for 4 to 7 days without treatment. However, in severe cases, the symptoms may last longer.