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Chipotle E. coli outbreak includes three new states

CDC testing reduces count of consumers sickened by outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention downgraded Friday the number of reported E. coli cases related to the recent outbreak at Chipotle Mexican Grill, but added cases in three new states.

The number of people confirmed to have been infected by the Shiga toxin-producing E. coli 026, or STEC 026, specifically, is now at 45 as of Nov. 19, a reduction from an earlier count of 50 based on more sensitive DNA fingerprint testing, the CDC reported Friday.

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