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A Timeline of Chipotle’s Five Outbreaks

The multistate E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle that began in October has garnered extensive national coverage, but it’s just one of five outbreaks the “fast casual” restaurant chain has had to deal with since July.

ChipotleChickWrapMainThe other four outbreaks took place in single states; however, three of them were larger than the multistate outbreak. In total, more than 350 people have been sickened at Chipotle this year.

Here are the details we currently have for Chipotle’s five outbreaks:

Seattle
When: July
Sickened: 5 people
Culprit: E. coli O157:H7
Source: Unknown

Simi Valley, CA
When: August
Sickened: At least 234
Culprit: Norovirus
Source: Unknown

Minnesota
When: August and September
Sickened: 64 people
Culprit: Salmonella Newport
Source: Tomatoes

CA, IL, MD, MN, NY, OH, OR, PA, WA
When: Began Oct. 19
Sickened: 52 people
Culprit: E. coli O26
Source: Unknown

Boston
When: December
Sickened: At least 136 people
Culprit: Norovirus
Source: Unknown

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