JimmyJohnsSprouts030812-map.jpgA total of 25 persons infected with the outbreak strain of STEC O26 have been reported from 8 states.

The number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: Alabama (1), Iowa (5), Missouri (3), Kansas (2), Michigan (9), Arkansas (1), Ohio (3), and Wisconsin (1).

Six ill persons have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported.

Results of the epidemiologic and traceback investigations indicate eating raw clover sprouts at Jimmy John’s restaurants is the likely cause of this outbreak.