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2009 Outbreak of Campylobacter, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Apple Valley, Minnesota

An outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni occurred among patrons who ate a variety of chicken and non-chicken dishes at the Apple Valley, Minnesota, Chipotle Mexican Grill. Exposures involved meals that had been served between February 9 and 14. An environmental inspection of the restaurant found that chicken was sometimes served undercooked. Lettuce, cross contaminated with raw or undercooked chicken, was identified as the vehicle of the outbreak.

  • Outbreak began:
  • February 2009
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Minnesota
  • Organism(s):
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Vegetable, Leafy Greens, Lettuce
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 11
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 10
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 1
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 2
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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