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UPDATE: 109 cases of Cyclospora reported in Iowa

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The Iowa Department of Public Health officials report that 109 cases of Cyclospora infections in Iowa.

They say four cases are reported in Woodbury County, three in O'Brien, one in Dickinson, one in Plymouth, and one in Monona.

"Through interviews with those who have been ill and by mapping the onset of illness (mid-June), we have a very good indication the source of contamination was most likely a vegetable that has probably already been consumed or discarded (because of the limited shelf life of fresh produce)," said IDPH Medical Director, Dr. Patricia Quinlisk. At no time was an Iowa-grown fruit or vegetable suspected to be the cause of the outbreak and IDPH continues to encourage Iowans to include fresh fruits and vegetables as part of their daily diet.

Officials say six people have been hospitalized but many still have diarrhea and some have had relapses.

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