Chipotle: New illnesses look like norovirus

Chipotle Mexican Grill said health officials in Boston believe food-borne illness at one of its Massachusetts locations is likely norovirus. It noted that it appears to be “norovirus isolated to this location” and that it has not heard of reports of illness at any other locations.

“The latest update we have is that there are between 25 and 30 cases,” wrote Chipotle Spoksman Chris Arnold in an email.

A day earlier, Chipotle closed the location as officials investigated reports of food-borne illness that sickened some customers, including players on the Boston College basketball team.

It added to Reuters there are no reports of illness from any other restaurants.

In recent weeks, officials have been investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli linked to the company. To date, 52 cases of E. coli in nine states have been reported.

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