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2012 Norovirus Outbreak at Jimmy John's Restaurant in Valparaiso, Indiana

About 60 people became ill after eating at a Jimmy John's Restaurant in Valparaiso, Indiana. On January 6, Friday, the Red Cross provided food to rescue workers catered by the Jimmy John's Restaurant. By Sunday, two days later. about 20 of the workers had become ill. By Monday, other ill people, not rescue workers, had been identified. These person's had also eaten food from the same Jimmy John's Restaurant. The state laboratory confirmed that norovirus was the organism involved in the outbreak. As of January 13, the food vehicle had not been identified.

  • Outbreak began:
  • January 2012
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Indiana
  • Organism(s):
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Unknown
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 60
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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