Thursday, July 25, 2013

Scary Stomach Bug

About 275 people in six states were affected recently by a mysterious stomach bug, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC reports on its website that at least 275 residents of several states that includes Iowa, Nebraska, Texas, Wisconsin, Georgia, Connecticut and New Jersey, have been diagnosed with a cyclospora infection. At least 10 people have reportedly been hospitalized.

AP reported that the cyclospora infections are most often found in tropical or subtropical countries and have been linked to imported fresh produce (raspberries, basil, and lettuce) in the past.

The illness is usually spread when people ingest food or water contaminated with feces.

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