Of the confirmed cases, six are linked to two different catered events at Aims Community College on February 9 and 13, 2018.
Four illnesses are linked to the Burrito Delight restaurant in Fort Lupton. Two other illnesses are linked to a private business that had catering from Burrito Delight.
Two Burrito Delight restaurants in Fort Lupton and Dacono were forced to temporarily close by health officials in Weld County.
At least one of the victims is a child who had to be hospitalized with severe symptoms of food poisoning.
The restaurant in Fort Lupton was cited for multiple violations, such as employees failing to wash their hands, food stored at incorrect temperatures, and a dead mouse in a trap.
Salmonella symptoms typically appear 6 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food, and last for 4 to 7 days without treatment.
Mark E. Wallace, the executive director of the Weld County Health Department said in a press release:
Salmonella is a bacteria that causes symptoms like diarrhea, upset stomach, fever and occasionally vomiting. Anyone who suspects they became ill should contact their health care provider.”
Burrito Delight will be allowed to reopen after the restaurants are sanitized, staff are re-trained or hired, employees test negative for Salmonella, food inventory is replaced, and inspectors confirm that all other conditions are in compliance with state health code laws.