First, Shiga toxin-induced E. coli came for the Pacific Northwest's Chipotles. Now, the scourge that closed over 40 of the burrito restaurants has been found on the East Coast, too.
The Centers for Disease Control added New York to the list of affected states on Friday, with one confirmed case in Erie County. This brings the total to six states affected by an outbreak of E. coli last month that has sickened 45 people, hospitalizing 16. There have been no deaths.
"The epidemiologic evidence available at this time suggests that a common meal item or ingredient served at Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants in several states is a likely source of this outbreak," according to a statement from the CDC.
The culprit, Shiga toxin-producing E. coli, is a nasty one. Symptoms include bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps that develop about three or four days after eating tainted food. Though most people recover after about a week, severe complications can occur, so get to a doctor if you think you may have been infected.