Chipotle Mexican Grill's E. coli Outbreak reaches California

Chipotle Mexican Grill's E. coli Outbreak reaches California

Chipotle Mexican Grill's E. coli outbreak is getting bigger with every passing day. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that the outbreak has reached California.

As per a statement by the leading national public health institute of the US, two individuals who at Turlock restaurant of Chipotle Mexican Grill in Stanislaus County fell ill from the same strain linked to earlier cases of the outbreak.

In a recent new release, the restaurant company said the number of cases connected to E. coli outbreak to the restaurant has been reduced to 37 by federal health authorities. Earlier, the count was 50, the company added.

As per the CDC, there are six new cases of the strain, including the two in Turlock. The remaining cases have been traced in Ohio, New York and Minnesota, the agency announced. The CDC also said about sixteen persons already visited hospitals during the current E. coli outbreak. The agency officials said no death has been reported due to the outbreak.

Chris Arnold, a spokesperson for Chipotle, said the company has no plan to close restaurants at this time. Earlier the company closed some of its restaurants in Washington and Portland. Arnold said, “Although the cases are newly reported, the exposures came between Oct. 13 and Nov. 6. The restaurant group has responded with additional deep cleaning, replacing ingredients and providing supply chain data to investigators”.

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