Nasty Stomach Bug Runs Rampant; Nobody Knows How or Why

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Nasty Stomach Bug Runs Rampant; Nobody Knows How or Why
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Tue, 07-30-2013 - 8:47am

According to Health Day News there is a bad stomach bug going around the country and no one knows where it is coming from. "U.S. health officials are still trying to determine the source of 285 cases of intestinal illness that have been reported across 11 states since late June.

Cases of cyclosporiasis, which is caused by a single-celled parasite and can trigger diarrhea and stomach cramps, have been mounting through the month of July, said Dr. Monica Parise, chief of the parasitic diseases branch of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The cyclospora parasite cannot be spread from person to person; it has to be ingested via contaminated water or foods such as fruit and vegetables." Read More

Do you know anyone who has had it?

Karla
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Registered: 07-26-1999
I do not, but I do believe they announced today that it comes or originated in pre-packaged salads
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Registered: 07-25-2000

That is what I heard, too. It makes one very leery of buying such salads, which is too bad because they are very convenient. One has to wonder if they are worth the risk.