Two states, Iowa and Nebraska have determined the source of the stomach bug outbreak in their states. The culprit was found to be salad mix – the prepackaged kind. “Nebraska officials said the salad mix included iceberg and romaine lettuce, along with red cabbage and carrots, and came through national distribution chains.”
This particular cyclospora outbreak isn’t a normal stomach but, this one can last for a month and needs medical attention.
The Centers for Disease Control noted that “372 cases of the cyclospora infection, which causes diarrhea and other flu-like symptoms, have been reported in 15 states: Iowa, Texas, Nebraska, Florida, Wisconsin, Illinois, New York, Georgia, Missouri, Arkansas, Connecticut, Kansas, Minnesota, New Jersey and Ohio.”
The number of cases has slowed down since early July, but as for me, I’ll remain cautious of packages mixed salads.
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