CDC: Update on Chipotle

Posted on December 21, 2015 by


CDC updates on Chipotle outbreak.

One more ill person has been reported from Pennsylvania since the last update. This person did not report eating at Chipotle Mexican Grill in the week before November 14, 2015, when illness started.

Reports to PulseNet of new illnesses in this outbreak have slowed substantially since the peak of the outbreak in October 2015. The most recent person reporting Chipotle exposure became ill on November 10, 2015.


CDC is investigating another, more recent outbreak of a different, rare DNA fingerprint of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O26 (STEC O26) linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill. Because it is not known if these infections are related to the larger, previously reported outbreak of STEC O26 infections, these illnesses are not being included in the case count for that outbreak. This investigation is ongoing.

5 ill people have been identified in Kansas (1), North Dakota (1), and Oklahoma (3).

The illnesses started on dates ranging from November 18, 2015 to November 26, 2015.
All five (100%) reported eating at a Chipotle Mexican Grill in the week before illness started.

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