Illnesses reported from Jimmy Johns food items

12/23/2013

By The Telegram

By The Telegram

Numerous cases of gastrointestinal illnesses have been reported to the Finney County Health Department from people who have eaten at Jimmy John's since Dec. 11.

According to a press release, the health department, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the Kansas Department of Agriculture and Jimmy John's restaurant have been working together to find the cause of the illnesses.

Currently, more than 40 cases have been reported to the health department from people who reportedly have become sick since eating at the restaurant on Dec. 11 or later.

Symptoms are much like the stomach flu, and include vomiting, diarrhea, fever in some cases, muscle and joint aches as well as fatigue.

The Kansas Department of Agriculture conducted an required inspection of the restaurant. According to the press release, any findings have been corrected and require no further action. No details about the nature of the findings were provided in the release issued over the weekend.

Those who have become ill after eating at Jimmy John's on or after Dec. 11 are urged to contact the health department at (620) 272-3600 and speak to a staff nurse.

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