NBC News in San Francisco reports that an outbreak of E. coli in San Francisco is believed to be connected to a Burmese restaurant in the city’s Richmond District and the restaurant has chosen to close its doors for the weekend, according to the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

Public health officials have linked E. Coli infections of 14 people, including 11 San Francisco residents, to the restaurant San Francisco Burma Superstar at 309 Clement St., health officer Tomas Aragon said in a statement.

Nine of the infected people had eaten at the restaurant on Aug. 16 or 17, Aragon said.

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