Chipotle-Linked E. Coli Outbreak Expands: CDC

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Nov. 23, 2015 -- An E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle restaurants now involves six states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

New cases have occurred in California, New York and Ohio, adding to those in Minnesota, Oregon and Washington, the Associated Press reported.

The outbreak began in mid-October. So far, 45 people have fallen ill and 16 have been hospitalized. There have been no deaths. Of the 45 patients, 43 said they ate at a Chipotle restaurant in the week before they became ill.

Some Chipotle restaurants in Oregon and Washington were closed in late October, but have since reopened, and all of the chain's restaurants remain open, the company said Friday.

The CDC said the investigation into the cause of the outbreak is ongoing, the AP reported.