I Left My Heart (and More) in San Francisco

UC Berkeley Center for Infectious Disease Preparedness
Date published
Jul, 2004
Last updated
21 Jan 2020


Epidemiologic field investigation module from the University of California Berkeley Center for Infectious Disease Preparedness and the San Francisco Department of Public Health

Updated: July 2, 2004   

On Sunday, January 25, in the late 1990s, Dr. Juan Nieve, Deputy County Health Officer for the City and County of San Francisco, was at home relaxing and enjoying a very exciting Super Bowl football game. During the second quarter, Dr. Nieve received a telephone call from the County Health Officer and was notified that 63 people at the Twin Peaks Hotel had been evaluated by paramedics for nausea and vomiting. Seven patients were transported to nearby hospital emergency rooms. There were no hospitalizations and no deaths. No additional information was available at that time.