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2008 Outbreak of Hepatitis A linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill Restaurant, California

Persons who dined at the restaurant, located in La Mesa, California, between March 1 and April 22, 2008, developed hepatitis A. Restaurant employees were tested for hepatitis A subsequent to the outbreak and had no evidence of recent hepatitis A infection. No source for the outbreak was definitively determined.

  • Outbreak began:
  • April 2008
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California
  • Organism(s):
  • Hepatitis
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Unknown
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 22
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 18
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 4
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown

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