Health officials investigate new salmonella cases linked to Chipotle restaurants
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota health and agriculture officials said Thursday a new strain of salmonella infection -- this one linked to eating at Chipotle restaurants in Minnesota last month -- is being investigated.
Forty-five cases of the new Salmonella Newport strain have been reported to the Minnesota Department of Health since Sept. 2. Five people have been hospitalized.
This strain is different from a separate ongoing salmonella outbreak investigation that was announced last week in Minnesota and other states that was associated with cucumbers from Mexico. That outbreak in Minnesota was related mostly to Red Lobster restaurants and involved 12 people.