Bagged salad blamed for stomach bug outbreak

(FOX19) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a prepackaged salad mix is the source of a stomach bug outbreak that sickened more than 150 people.

However, health officials say not everyone sickened ate the salad. The salad mix included iceberg and romaine lettuce along with red cabbage and carrots.

The CDC has not named what brand is behind the outbreak.

So far, the CDC reports that there have been 372 cases of Cyclospora infection from 15 states, one of them is Ohio.

Thus far, 21 people have been hospitalized with the illness.

Symptoms of cyclosporiasis begin an average of 7 days after ingestion of the parasite.

Symptoms of cyclosporiasis may include:

  • Watery diarrhea (most common)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Cramping
  • Bloating
  • Increased gas
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue

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