The case count in the investigation of an outbreak of E. coli illnesses related to Chipotle restaurants in Washington and Oregon has been adjusted after a case was ruled out. A Clark County resident listed in the outbreak has been ruled out after additional testing. This drops the number of patients meeting the case definition in Washington to 28 and reduces related hospitalizations to 10. Case counts may fluctuate as additional test results are available and the investigation progresses.

The Washington State Department of Health continues working closely with local, state, and federal partners on a disease investigation to learn the extent of the outbreak and possible sources of E. coli bacteria.

The removal of one case from the investigation is the only change in case counts in today’s update for Washington. County residents of Clark (11), Cowlitz (3), Island (2), King (6), Skagit (5), and Whatcom (1) have been reported as outbreak cases. Most of the 28 reported cases say they were at Chipotle restaurants before getting sick. Ten of the Washington residents were hospitalized. Cases range in age from 1-to-67.

Five Chipotle restaurants in Washington are associated with this outbreak: Hazel Dell, 7715 NE 5th Avenue, Suite 109, in Vancouver; 1404 Broadway Avenue and 4229 University Way NE in Seattle; 512 Ramsey Way 101 in Kent; and 1753 S. Burlington Blvd. in Burlington.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and health officials in Washington state are investigating Shiga toxin-producing E. coli cases linked to Chipotle restaurants in Oregon and Washington.

Health officials want people who ate at a Chipotle restaurant in October 2015 and got sick with severe diarrhea since October 29, to contact their local health department. Ask about getting tested. Anyone who is still sick should see their health care provider and mention this E. coli outbreak.

Oregon Cases*

​Cases Counties of
​Hospitalizations Hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS)​ Deaths
As of 11/3/2015​ 12 1 to 61 ​3 ​0 0
​As of 11/4/2015 10​ Multnomah
11 to 61​ ​3 ​0 ​0
​As of 11/5/2015 ​12  Multnomah
​11 to 61 ​2 ​0 0​


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