More than 640 infected with Cyclospora in US, infections linked to salad product


Team Udayavani, Jul 27, 2020, 6:02 PM IST

More than 640 people across 11 states in the US have been infected with Cyclospora.

According to a report by CNN news, Out of those infected in the outbreak of Cyclospora, 37 were hospitalized and no deaths have been reported yet

The outbreak is potentially linked to bagged salad products. The bagged salads contained iceberg lettuce, red cabbage and carrots.

Cyclospora is a microscopic parasite that affects the intestinal tract and causes diarrhea that can last for more than a month.

Symptoms of cyclosporiasis, the illness caused by a microscopic parasite, include loss of appetite and weight loss, bloating, nausea, low-grade fever, fatigue, and diarrhoea.

US officials are urging people not to eat the salads as they work with companies to figure out where the products originated

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