Cyclospora Confirmed in Miller County

7 years 1 month 6 days ago Monday, August 12 2013 Aug 12, 2013 Monday, August 12, 2013 4:24:00 PM CDT August 12, 2013 in News
By: Ky Bright, KOMU 8 Reporter
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JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Health Departmen confirmed a fourth case of the cyclospora infection in the state, this time in Miller County.

Officials said it's not known how the person contracted the infection, or if the Missouri cases are related to those in other states.

Cyclospora is a stomach bug like illness that can be contracted from food or water. A few of the cases nationwide have been connected to salad mixes.

Missouri's earlier cases were reported in the Kansas City metro area, Jackson County and Taney County.

535 people have been infected and 32 have been hospitalized  with the stomach bug like illness in 18 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Taylor Farms in Mexico told the Food and Drug Administration Monday that it had voluntaryily suspended production and shipment of any salad mix and salad mix components such as leafy greens. The farm has been tied to 239 cases in Nebraska and Iowa.

Cyclospora infections are mostly found in tropical or subtropical countries. Symptoms include diarrhea, severe stomach cramps or nausea.

 

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