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More Cases Added to Cyclospora Outbreak: 321 Ill in 15 States

Health & Wellness  (tags: CDC, cyclospora, illness, humans, science, health, medicine, food, research, investigation )

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According to the latest update, cases have been reported in Iowa, Texas, Florida, New York City, Wisconsin, Georgia, Missouri, Arkansas, Connecticut, Minnesota, New Jersey, and Ohio. Illinois and Kansas have also notified CDC of one case each that may...

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Kit B (276)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 12:27 pm

I do hope everyone remembers to wash their food. These are often found to be on produce.

David C (129)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 1:23 pm
wash food, cook well.....made me go check out the CDC website on the disease and also makes me think we should be strengthening our rules/laws/standards of imported (and US grown, made, too) isn't that something just suggested by FDA and being fought by GOP????

. (0)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 1:45 pm
I can't ever remember a nationwide outbreak.

Arielle S (313)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 2:01 pm
Why is it so difficult to find the culprit? What did everyone eat? What particular item was shipped to all these states? Obviously, it's a good time to eat local only....

cynthia l (207)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 2:36 pm
hmmm well it also comes from contaminated water. they don't know the source yet , that's most frightening

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 5:16 pm

Tamara H (185)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 5:24 pm
Thank you Carrie for this post. I have been experiencing exactly what they stated the symptoms to be. Time for another check-up. Also, twittered, fb and google shared.

Sheila D (194)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 5:57 pm
321 cases in 15 states and they haven't any idea what everyone ate?? No idea where it came from - jus by tracing the outbreak states, then cities they should have an inkling where it all started and what everyone had eaten...Not understanding here...

Birgit W (160)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 6:10 pm

Diane K (134)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 6:11 pm
thanks Carrie

Christine Stewart (134)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 6:50 pm
I remember a few years ago it was difficult to find out the exact culprit because of cross contamination of unwashed cutting boards in a restaurant. I think the disease was actually carried on the chile peppers- but tomatoes were cut on the same board- so people who ate the salsa as well as the chopped tomatoes in the salad got sick. So of course they all wanted to blame the tomatoes- but the uncut tomatoes themselves did not have any contaminants. With a lot more investigating, they figured out it was the peppers. But this shows you why it can be hard to pinpoint the exact cause of the food-borne illness.

Eternal G (745)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 7:19 pm
Noted, thanks for posting Carrie!

Jason S (50)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 7:42 pm
Good posting, thanks

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 8:14 pm
Noted. Thanks, Carrie. Very distressing.
I got sick after eating only 4 cherries a couple weeks ago, but figured I'd acquired an allergy to cherries since I didn't hear anything about them specifically. Sure wish they could pin this down.

Carrie B (306)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 8:26 pm
Food allergies don't make you sick to your stomach~they cause a rash, or facial redness or swelling, or itching.

Laurie H (817)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 8:35 pm
Thank you so much Carrie, for the warning---this is a great service you have done. I always use a vegetable wash on all of my produce and let it sit at least 2-3 minutes & rinse off. This is very disturbing news & I'll share this & alert others as well!~~

Patricia H. (440)
Monday July 29, 2013, 5:17 am

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Monday July 29, 2013, 5:39 am
Hope it does not come here! I guess one can't be too careful as this kind of prolonged diarrhea is very debilitating and could be fatal.One needs to make sure that one's potassium and sodium intake is adequate.

Kathleen R (138)
Monday July 29, 2013, 6:09 am
noted & read

Theodore Shayne (56)
Monday July 29, 2013, 6:39 am

Sandra P (135)
Monday July 29, 2013, 8:19 am
noted, thanks.

Joanne Dixon (38)
Monday July 29, 2013, 11:42 am
Actually food alllergies, like all allergies, cause unpredictable symptoms. Swelling is certainly common, but when the swelling occurs inside the cranium, for instance, it can cause mood swings. Almost anything can be an allergy symptom - even elation!

S S (0)
Monday July 29, 2013, 1:42 pm
Thank you.
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