Two dozen more confirmed in parasite outbreak linked to Del Monte

CDC Reports 212 Confirmed Cases of Cyclospora in Midwest

CDC recalls Del Monte vegetable trays

However, illnesses that began after May 24 might not have been reported yet because of the time it takes between when a person becomes ill and when the illness is reported, according to the CDC. The recalled products were sold in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, but so far only consumers in four states - Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin - have reported coming down with the cyclosporiasis infection.

'Other common symptoms include loss of appetite, weight loss, stomach cramps/pain, bloating, increased gas, nausea, and fatigue.

Cyclosporiasis is caused by Cyclospora cayetanensis, a single-celled protozoa most commonly transmitted on produce contaminated with human fecal matter, particularly from tropical or subtropical regions where the parasite is native. Other symptoms may include vomiting, body aches, headache, fever and other flu-like symptoms.

The 212 cases occurred in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and technically also MI, but the instances of illness in MI were reported as related to people who bought products in Wisconsin.

What are the Symptoms of Cyclosporiasis? Therefore, it is unlikely that cyclosporiasis is passed directly from one person to another.

Officials say the Del Monte vegetable trays included broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and dill dip. Without treatment, the infection can last from as little as a few days to more than a month. The recalled products, which affected people in Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin as of Thursday, have a "Best If Enjoyed By" date of June 17, 2018. Two cases were from vegetables bought in another state but consumed in MI.

The outbreak was first tracked by the CDC in mid-June, and is most severe in Wisconsin. The FDA is now reviewing distribution and supplier information related to the vegetable trays, as well, in its ongoing investigation. The agency recommends throwing out all recalled products. However, anyone who purchased these trays before the recall should immediately throw them away and clean and disinfect anything they came into contact with.

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