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Chipotle's E. coli outbreak spreads to California

Chipotle's E. coli outbreak spreads to California

Chipotle Mexican Grill's E. coli outbreak has reached California.

Two diners who ate at the chain's Turlock restaurant in Stanislaus County fell ill from the same strain implicated in earlier cases linked to Chipotle's Pacific Northwest eateries, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

Chipotle said in a news release that federal health authorities this week had reduced the number of cases connected to the restaurant group from 50 to 37, but six new cases, including the two in Turlock, were traced to the strain, according to the CDC. The other new cases were in Akron, Ohio; Amherst, N.Y.; and Burnsville, Minn.

Sixteen people have been...