Smart Woman: Rare Illness Caused by Fruits and Vegetables Found in Texas

Smart Woman: Rare Illness Caused by Fruits and Vegetables Found in Texas

Tarrant county officials have confirmed they are investigating ten cases of an illness, cyclospora, that is brought into the country by imported foods.
    Tarrant county health officials have confirmed they are investigating ten cases of an illness, cyclospora, that is brought into the country by imported food items. Cyclospora is so rare it's hardly seen in Texas. Until this recent breakout it had only been seen twelves times in the past twelves years. Dallas county health officials have so far confirmed eight cases of cyclosporiasis. No one's determined the exact source of the illness, only  that it was caused by eating contaminated vegetables and fruits.
    More than a hundred people have already been sick in Nebraska and Iowa. Symptoms include weight loss, cramping, diarrhea, which can all last up to two months. The standard treatment is antibiotics. While it's a new concern for Texans, it's a reminder to thoroughly wash or cook fruits and vegetables until health officials find the exact source.
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