Greene County Health Team Traces Source of E.Coli Bacteria

Greene County Health Team Traces Source of E.Coli Bacteria

The Greene County Health Director is giving credit to his team in tracing the source for E.coli bacteria that made three folks sick in the Springfield area.

Kevin Gipson says epidemiologists and food safety inspectors were able to isolate bacteria from bad sprouts used in making Jimmy John’s sandwiches. That detective work contributed to a larger investigation by the Centers for Disease.

He also says the risk for further exposure has passed. The infections occurred during the second week in January.

The FDA has identified seeds from a common source used to grow clover sprouts that later made a dozen people sick in five states.

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