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UPDATE: More Cyclospora cases in Siouxland

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Courtesy: IDPH Cyclospora Oocyst Courtesy: IDPH Cyclospora Oocyst
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

The Iowa Department of Public Health, CDC, and local public health agencies are investigating more cases of an intestinal illness caused by Cyclospora.

Health officials say it's a rare parasite.

As of Friday, 45 cases have been reported, with three in O'Brien County and one in Monona County.

They say Cyclospora occurs when an individual consumes food or water contaminated with the parasite.

Fresh fruits and vegetables are typically associated with the outbreaks, but the source of this outbreak has not been determined.

Most people's illness began in mid to late June and a least one person has been hospitalized.

Many people report still being ill with diarrhea and have had relapses.

Other cases have been reported in Nebraska and other Midwestern states.

Officials recommend washing fresh produce.

Click here for a list of symptoms.

 

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