A total of 25 people have been sickened in the Jimmy Johns sprouts E. coli O26 outbreak. They reside in 8 states (Michigan, Alabama, Ohio, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Arkansas, and Alabama). Michigan residents have been hit hardest in the Jimmy Johns outbreak, with 9 illnesses total. Three lawsuits have been filed, including most recently on behalf of a student at Michigan State University.
Among these 24 ill persons, illness onset dates ranged from December 25, 2011 to February 15, 2012. Ill persons range in age from 9 years to 53 years old, with a median age of 26 years. Eighty-eight percent of ill persons are female. Among the 24 ill persons, 6 (25%) were hospitalized. None have developed HUS, and no deaths have been reported. Illnesses that occurred after February 19, 2012, might not be reported yet due to the time it takes between when a person becomes ill and when the illness is reported.