Cyclospora Outbreak: What You Need To Know – Source Forbes, 7/26/2013
- The cyclospora outbreak in the US which began in mid June has now affected 285 people in 11 states
- Cyclospora is a one-celled parasite which is too small to be seen by the human eye. It causes explosive watery diarrhea, as well as nausea and vomiting. Other common symptoms include fatigue, muscle aches, low grade fever, and loss of appetite.
- The illness can last as little as 2-7 days–but can linger for several weeks to sometimes months in some cases.
The best advice is to always wash and rinse your purchased fruits and vegetables. Also, follow the instructions as listed in the document and see a professional if you experience symptoms like fatigue, diarrhea or vomiting.
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