Multistate Salmonella outbreak linked to Jimmy Johns' sprouts: 5 things to know

The CDC is working with state and local health official to investigate an outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo linked to raw sprouts served at Jimmy Johns restaurants in the Midwest.

Here are five things to know.

1. Investigators identified eight cases of Salmonella Montevideo in three states as of Jan. 18. The infections occurred between Dec. 20 and Jan. 3 among individuals who consumed raw sprouts on sandwiches served in six Jimmy Johns restaurants in Illinois and Wisconsin.

2. The outbreak has not caused any hospitalizations or deaths. The CDC tallied five infections in Wisconsin residents, two in Illinois residents and one in a Minnesota resident.

3. Jimmy Johns stopped serving sprouts at its locations nationwide after learning of the outbreak, according to the Chicago Tribune.

4. The CDC said the "investigations are ongoing to determine where the sprouts were distributed, and to learn more about the potential route of contamination." The agency also said antibiotic susceptibility testing in the bacterial strain is underway, the results of which will be made public in the future.

5. Salmonella infections typically last four to seven days. Symptoms include abdominal cramps, fever and diarrhea. To learn more about Salmonellaclick here

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