Health officials confirm more Chipotle E. Coli cases in Oregon

November 3, 2015 9:20 PM

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There are now at least 31 confirmed cases of people being sickened by E. coli in Oregon and Washington, a sharp increase in the number of people affected by an outbreak that has led to the popular fast casual chain Chipotle Mexican Grill temporarily closing 43 restaurants in the Pacific Northwest.

Katrina Hedberg, an epidemiologist with the Oregon Health Authority, said on Tuesday there are 12 confirmed cases in the states, up from the three confirmed cases state health officials reported on Saturday. Hedberg said at least eight of those stricken became ill after eating at a Chipotle restaura...

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