A possible Illinois outbreak may be associated with a Jimmy John’s restaurant, according to a piece in The Pantagraph, Many of those sickened were student athletes who go to school at Illinois State University (ISU). The first reports of illnesses were received by the McLean County Health Department (MCHD) on April 7, 2021
One Jimmy John’s restaurant, located at 203 West Market Street in Bloomington, Illinois, was temporarily closed, but no official is stating that there is any connection between that facility and any illnesses. There are five Jimmy John’s locations in the area.
According to iwaspoisoned.com, public officials are investigating “multiple reports” of illness in that county. The MCHD Communicable Disease Division is trying to discover the exact cause of the illnesses. They did not reveal any information about any particular food they are looking for, or whether any patients have been hospitalized.