Chipotle has confirmed that it received multiple reports of customers getting sick after eating at a restaurant in Sterling, Virginia, and that it closed the location Monday to conduct “a complete sanitization.”
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Update: Second Norovirus Case Linked to Chipotle in Virginia
July 25, 2017 – Health officials have confirmed that a second person tested positive for norovirus after eating at a Chipotle in Sterling, Virginia, that was temporarily closed last week following at least 135 reports of illnesses. David Goodfriend, director of the Loudoun County Health Department, who confirmed the second case, stated previously that another diagnosis would be a strong indicator that norovirus was behind most if not all of the illnesses associated with the outbreak.
What’s the Problem?
July 20, 2017 – Chipotle’s head of food safety, Jim Marsden, said in a statement to NBC News that the symptoms customers reported were consistent with norovirus, a highly contagious virus.
“We are working with health authorities to understand what the cause may be and to resolve the situation as quickly as possible,” Marsden said, noting that the location was closed Monday for a “complete sanitization” and would reopen.
Local health officials said they were not aware of any serious illnesses or contaminated food, and said the virus was likely spread by a human carrier.
In December 2015, A Chipotle in Boston, Massachusetts, was the center of a norovirus outbreak that sickened at least 80 college students who dined at the same location. A month earlier, the restaurant chain was linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak which resulted in the temporary closure of more than 40 restaurants in Oregon and Washington.
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