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Websites are being developed to help you avoid getting sick at restaurants. 

The latest food-born illness outbreak involves customers who reported symptoms consistent consistent with norovirus after eating at a Chipotle in Sterling, VA. The chain closed that restaurant to investigate, and says it’s cooperating with investigators. 

This comes just a few years after outbreaks of similar illnesses at Chipotle restaurants across the country.

One place reports of those illnesses first surfaced a website called

The site collects and screens reports of diners’ food poisoning, and shares it with public health departments.

It’s also a site you can search before your next meal out.

Unfortunately, food poisoning can happen just about anywhere, but tools like, and your local health department’s restaurant inspection reports are good to check:

Hamilton County Health Department restaurant inspections

Northern Kentucky restaurant inspections

Butler County, Ohio restaurant inspections

Warren County restaurant inspections

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