The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued an update to report new cases of Shiga-toxin producing E. coli O26 in California, Ohio, and New York.
No deaths have been linked to the outbreak, but 16 people have been hospitalized. Forty-three victims reported eating at Chipotle before getting sick. No specific ingredient has been blamed or recalled.
State case counts: California (2), Minnesota (2), New York (1), Ohio (1), Oregon (13), and Washington (26).
The first illnesses were reported last month in Washington and Oregon. Chipotle temporarily closed 43 restaurants near Seattle and Portland. After deep-cleaning and replacing all of the food, the restaurants re-opened last week.
The CDC asks consumers to “contact a health care provider if they recently became ill with diarrheal symptoms after eating at a Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant.”
Infection with certain strains of E. coli can cause severe gastrointestinal symptoms, including bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramps, vomiting, fatigue, fever, and more.
Most healthy adults recover from E. coli infections within 5-10 days. However, in rare cases, the infection causes Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), a life-threatening condition that can cause kidney failure.
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