COCA Now: CDC Investigation Announcement Regarding a Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Raw Sprouts

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CDC Investigation Announcement Regarding a Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Raw Sprouts

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A CDC investigation announcement regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to raw sprouts has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/montevideo-01-18/index.html.    

 Key points:

  • CDC, public health, and regulatory officials in several states and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to raw sprouts.
  • Eight people have been reported sick from three states: Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. No hospitalizations or deaths have been reported.
  • The most recent illness began on January 3, 2018.
  • Ill people in this outbreak report eating raw sprouts served at Jimmy John’s restaurants in Illinois and Wisconsin. The investigation is ongoing to determine where the sprouts came from and where they were distributed.
  • CDC recommends that people do NOT eat raw sprouts served at Jimmy John’s restaurants in Illinois and Wisconsin.
  • Raw and lightly cooked sprouts are a known source of foodborne illness and outbreaks. Children, older adults, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems should avoid eating raw or lightly cooked sprouts of any kind.
  • If you choose to eat sprouts, cook them thoroughly to reduce the risk of getting sick. Thoroughly cooking sprouts kills the harmful bacteria.
  • Illness from Salmonella  usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment. Symptoms may include diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps. In some people, diarrhea may be so severe that the person needs to be hospitalized.
  • This investigation is ongoing. CDC will provide updates when more information is available.

If you have further questions about this outbreak, please call CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636). If you have questions about cases in a particular state, please call that state health department.