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Cleveland Circle Chipotle Closes After Several BC Students Sickened

People stand inside a closed Chipotle restaurant on Monday in the Cleveland Circle neighborhood of Boston. (Steven Senne/AP)
People stand inside a closed Chipotle restaurant on Monday in the Cleveland Circle neighborhood of Boston. (Steven Senne/AP)
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Boston College officials said Monday that several students, including members of the men's basketball team, were suffering from "gastrointestinal symptoms" that could be a result of eating at a Chipotle near campus.

All of the students who reported symptoms to BC's health services had eaten at the Chipotle on Beacon Street in Cleveland Circle, BC spokesman Jack Dunn said in a statement.

Dunn also said the school had notified to Massachusetts Department of Public Health, which is working to determine if the students' illnesses are linked to a national outbreak of E. coli that has been connected to the Mexican food chain.

The chain told NECN in a statement that it had temporarily closed its Cleveland Circle location while it worked with health officials to investigate a possible cause of the illnesses. "We do not have any evidence to suggest that this incident is related the previous E. coli incident," the statement said.

According to the FDA, as of Dec. 4 some 52 people in nine states have been sickened by the E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle. None of the confirmed cases were in Massachusetts.

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