The Denver Environmental Health Department is investigating the outbreak. Agency spokeswoman Meghan Hughes says 50 of the people treated at hospitals were from the rescue mission, and six had been staying at a nearby temporary housing facility.
Denver Fire Department Lt. Phil Champagne says people who had eaten a turkey dinner at the rescue mission Sunday reported vomiting, dehydration and diarrhea. The dinner was donated by a caterer.
Champagne says officials suspect the turkey was contaminated, but they don't know for certain. Barbecue chicken was served for lunch. Officials tested the air and other environmental factors at the rescue mission and everything was clear.
(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)