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Anyone can get a foodborne illness, but certain groups of people are more likely to get sick and to have a more serious illness. This includes adults ages 65 years and older, children younger than 5 years of age, people with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women.
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A foodborne illness (FBI) is a disease caused by consuming contaminated food or drink.
Foodborne illnesses can be caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites, or toxins. Some of the most common types of diseases are Norovirus, Salmonella, and E. coli.
The most common symptoms of foodborne illness are vomiting, diarrhea, and fever. In some cases, people may experience severe symptoms, such as bloody diarrhea, dehydration, and high fever.
If you are experiencing severe symptoms or have any concerns about your health, please seek medical attention.
If you suspect you acquired a foodborne illness in Aspen, please report it to us at 970-920-075. More information on our reporting process and response can be found here.
A foodborne disease outbreak is defined as an incident in which two or more persons experience a similar illness resulting from the ingestion of a common food.
Click here to learn about the four simple steps you can take at home to protect you and your loved ones from foodborne illnesses.