25 Cases Of Cyclospora Reported In Florida

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Associated Press Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida health officials say they are now investigating 25 cases of a stomach bug that has infected people in 15 states.

The number of cylcospora cases under investigation in the Sunshine State increased again this week.

But Florida Department of Health officials said that they still have not found common links to restaurants or food ingredients that may have caused the outbreak.

Health officials in Nebraska and Iowa say they've traced cases there to prepackaged salad but Florida officials said they have not received information that would link the outbreak to bagged salad.

Cyclospora causes diarrhea and other flu-like symptoms. The illness spreads when people ingest foods or water contaminated with feces. Previous outbreaks of cyclospora infections have been linked to various types of fresh vegetables and berries.


Associated Press Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida health officials say they're investigating 23 cases of a stomach bug that has infected more than 320 people in 14 states and New York City.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says most of the cyclospora infections occurred from mid-June to early July. It's not clear whether the cases are all linked.

Cyclospora causes diarrhea and other flu-like symptoms. The illness spreads when people ingest foods or water contaminated with feces. Previous outbreaks of cyclospora infections have been linked to various types of fresh vegetables and berries.

None of the patients in Florida have been hospitalized. The state's Department of Health says none of the Florida cases have a restaurant, food or social gathering in common


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