Chipotle lovers on the west coast may want to steer clear of the mexican grill establishment for awhile, as they are dealing with some serious health issues.
According to reports, at least 43 stores across Oregon and Washington had to be closed due to at least 22 people ending up with symptoms of E.coli, eight of which had to be hospitalized.
According to CNN,
"Infections with Escherichia coli can cause severe stomach cramps, vomiting and diarrhea which is often bloody. Fever is usually low, if at all present, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Infections can range from mild to life-threatening."
"The source of contamination has yet to be exactly determined, the department said, but 19 cases in Washington and three cases in Oregon have been linked to a handful of locations of the Mexican-themed restaurant chain."
“We immediately closed all of our restaurants in the area out of an abundance of caution, even though the vast majority of these restaurants have no reported problems,” said Chipotle spokesman Chris Arnold in a statement.