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October 8, 2008 at 8:19 p.m.
Source of Article: http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2008/oct/08/e-coli-virus-linked-boulder-jimmy-johns/?partner=RSS
BOULDER — A University Hill sandwich shop was closed Wednesday
after Boulder County Public Health linked an outbreak of E. coli to the
Jimmy John's, 1125
13th St., was temporarily shut down as a
precautionary measure after the health department determined several people
who contracted E. coli ate at the restaurant. Chana
Goussetis, spokeswoman for the health department,
said the county isn't sure if the restaurant is the source of the E. coli.
Last week, the health department investigated a cluster
of eight E. coli cases at the University
of Colorado. Of the
eight cases, seven were CU students and one was a sorority adviser. Most of
the affected students were members of the same sorority, which CU officials
declined to name. Goussetis said those cases were
linked back to Jimmy John's.
She also said the county is now investigating 17 cases
of E. coli, but not all are linked to the restaurant.