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Cyclospora – Now 102 Cases in Iowa

Posted: Friday, July 19th, 2013 at 6:25 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

There are now 102 reported cases of cyclospora in Iowa and six people have been hospitalized as of yesterday morning. Johnson and Iowa counties each have 1 case and Linn County now has 34. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, most people’s illness began in mid to late June and many report still being ill with diarrhea, some have had relapses. Also, the dates of the illness suggest that the contaminated food was eaten in mid-June, which is a good indication that the source of the outbreak has already been consumed or discarded since fresh vegetables have a limited shelf life. The IDPH also state that at no time was Iowa-grown produce suspected to be the cause of the outbreak.