Hundreds Ill From Parasite In McD Salads — CDC Report

The FDA says the number of people infected has now reached 395

The FDA says the number of people infected has now reached 395

Almost 400 people across 15 states have become ill after eating salads from McDonald's, including 16 patients who had to be hospitalized.

The outbreak has affected customers in 15 states: Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Patients from Connecticut, Tennessee and Virginia bought their contaminated salads while traveling in IL.

The FDA is reviewing supplier information for romaine lettuce and carrots. Health alert issued for salads, wraps from Trader Joe's, Walgreens, Kroger due to parasite worry At least 16 people have been hospitalized due to the cyclospora parasite, which causes intestinal illness.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, those who are hit by this infection can suffer from a slew of symptoms, including frequent, sometimes explosive bowel movements as well as diarrhoea. Symptoms may also include loss of appetite, weight loss, stomach cramps and pain, bloating, increased gas, nausea, fatigue, vomiting, body aches, headache and fever.

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McDonald's said in July that it had removed the mix from impacted restaurants.

McDonald's salads have been linked to even more cases of cyclosporiasis.

In a recall statement on the Fresh Express website, the company said it had launched a "precautionary recall" of the institutional food service product on July 27 of a "limited number of cases".

The CDC is advising anyone with an affected pre-made salad not to eat it, and instead dispose of it or return it to the retail location.

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