Officials are investigating an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness that has occurred among peole who ate food at the Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches restaurant in Garden City, Kansas. As of noon on Friday, December 27, 2013, more than 110 people have been reported sick.
Symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, and muscle aches. The Kansas Department of Agriculture has inspected the restaurant and is investigating the outbreak. At this time officials think the cause may be norovirus. That virus causes gastrointestinal illness and is easily spread through contaminated food and drink and from person to person.
If you or anyone you know ate at the restaurant between December 10 and December 24, 2013 and have experienced symptoms of illness, please complete a survey being conducted by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Public health officials need this information to narrow down the possible cause of the illness. The survey should be completed for each and every meal you ate from that particular Jimmy John’s location. You can also call the Finney County Health Department at 620-272-3600.