Yet another case of norovirus reported in Chipotle’s store in Massachusetts

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Chipotle’s Massachusetts outlet, Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, norovirus is very contagious and the most common cause of foodborne outbreaks in the US. It says infected workers are frequently the source of outbreaks, and that the virus causes 19 to 21 million illnesses a year.

Chipotle has been hit with another health scare, closing one of its stores in Massachusetts after four employees said they were feeling ill. The closure comes as Chipotle fights to win back customers following a series of food scares that sickened customers around the country.

During a national meeting for workers in February, Chipotle reminded employees that two of the company’s four recent food scares were the result of norovirus.

“If you’re feeling sick, especially if you’ve vomited, whether at work or at home, you need to let your manager or your field leader know right away,” co-CEO Monty Moran said during the webcast.

Employees were told to watch for symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, explosive diarrhea, yellowing of the skin and eyes and dark urine.

Culled : theguardianuk

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