McDonald's Salads Sicken 123 More People in 5 New States, Including VA

July 27, 2018 - Federal health officials say 123 more people have fallen ill after an outbreak linked to McDonald's salads. 

The total number of confirmed cases of cyclospora infection is now at 286, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with at least 11 of those individuals being hospitalized. 

The cyclospora parasite causes intestinal illness in someone who consumed contaminated food or water.

Symptoms include diarrhea and frequent, sometimes explosive bowel movements, according to the CDC.

Those who are infected might also experience loss of appetite, weight loss, stomach cramps or pain, nausea, gas and fatigue, while vomiting, headache, fever, body aches and flu-like symptoms can also occur.

Symptoms usually show up within a week or more after consuming the parasite.

The illness can last a few days to a few months.

Read the full story HERE from ABC-13 WSET.


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