Md. case of E. coli infection linked to Chipotle outbreak reported

WASHINGTON — An outbreak of E. coli linked to Chipotle restaurants has now expanded into Maryland, federal officials announced Friday.

An update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that one case had been reported in the state. No other details were provided.

Illinois and Pennsylvania have also been added to the list of states reporting illnesses from E. coli infections, bringing the total number of states to nine.

The CDC is still investigating to determine what specific food could be causing the infections. Not all of the 52 people who have become ill ate at Chipotle.

Most of the cases were reported in Oregon and Washington state in October.

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