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19 and Rising – Customers of La Mesa Chipotle Ill with Hepatitis A

San Diego County health officials reported today another person who contracted hepatitis A from eating at a Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant in La Mesa.  The new case brings to 19, eight women and 11 men, the total number of patients sickened by the outbreak, according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency.  Officials continue to advise people who dined at the restaurant, 8005 Fletcher Parkway, between March 1 and April 22 to see a doctor if they experience symptoms of the viral infection.

We have been contacted by 4 of the confirmed Hepatitis A cases and continue to investigate the source of the infection – ill, non-symptomatic employee or food contamination.