3 new states added, 45 ill: Chipotle E.coli outbreak update

Posted on November 21, 2015 by


The following is the latest report from CDC regarding the E. coli outbreak and the link to Chipotle restaurants.

As of November 19, 2015, 45 people infected with the outbreak strain of STEC O26 have been reported from 6 states.


16 ill people have been hospitalized. There have been no reports of hemolytic uremic syndrome and no deaths.

The epidemiologic evidence available at this time suggests that a common meal item or ingredient served at Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants in several states is a likely source of this outbreak.

43 (96%) of 45 ill people interviewed reported eating at a Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant in the week before their illness started.

The investigation has not identified what specific food is linked to illness.
Chipotle Mexican Grill is assisting public health officials with understanding the distribution of food items served at locations where ill people ate and this work is ongoing.

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