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New Texas Illnesses Bring Cyclospora Case Count to 469


Health & Wellness  (tags: cyclorspora outbreak, food, Texas, illness, CDC, news, humans, risks, investigation, government, safety )

Carrie
- 2171 days ago - foodsafetynews.com
An increase of 44 cases in Texas over the weekend has brought the number of confirmed illnesses from recent Cyclospora outbreaks to 469, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.



   

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SuSanne P (193)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 12:31 pm
"Cyclospora is a single-celled parasite often associated with contaminated fresh produce". Thank goodness I have the opportunity to grow and trade my own. Thank you.
 

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 1:32 pm
Thanks Carrie.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 6:47 pm
Thanks.
 

Sheila D (194)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 6:51 pm
Really hoping they were all GOP/TP that got sick...Read and noted. Thank you.
 

Nancy C (806)
Wednesday August 7, 2013, 6:01 am
flagged spam...I'm with you SuSanne. Although I can't grow my own, I'm very careful about the produce/cleaning that I buy. Peel outer layers; scrub/wash/soak the rest...Don't like to eat out! The fast food idea gives me the shivers...even coffee.
 

Kathleen R (138)
Wednesday August 7, 2013, 12:34 pm
noted & read
 

Helane S. (0)
Wednesday August 7, 2013, 3:58 pm

Why are the FDA and CDC withholding the truth about the source of the cyclospora pathogen which is sickening hundreds of people across the US? The FDA AND CDC KNOW cyclospora originates in human feces and can be spread in sewage sludge biosolids used for crop "fertilizer" and reclaimed sewage effluent water used for crop "irrigation". The US EPA promotes the use of sludge biosolids and tainted irrigation water for farming to enable big cities and urban areas to dump their toxic, pathogenic wastes in Rural America "on the cheap" -and that is why the truth is being covered up.
 

Carrie B (306)
Wednesday August 7, 2013, 5:15 pm
Helane, what truth are you talking about?
 

marie T (163)
Wednesday August 7, 2013, 5:16 pm
Sometimes you are dammed if you do and dammed if you don't
Thanks Carrie
 

Lady Az (0)
Sunday August 11, 2013, 8:22 pm
Thanks for sharing

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