Outbreak of gastrointestinal illness traced to Kansas Jimmy John's
12/27/2013 2:50 PM
12/27/2013 2:52 PM
Kansas health officials are investigating an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness among patrons of a Garden City restaurant.
The state and Finney County health departments said more than 110 cases of the illness were reported as of Friday among people who ate food from a Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches restaurant.
Authorities are asking anyone who ate food from the Garden City Jimmy John's between Dec. 10 and Dec. 24 to complete a survey, even if they did not get sick.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says officials believe the outbreak was caused by norovirus. The symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, nausea and muscle aches.
The restaurant is working with health officials on the investigation. The Finney County Health Department has said there were no violations of food-handling rules.
Join the Discussion
The Kansas City Star is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.