Iowa, Nebraska link Cyclospora cases to bagged salad mix

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Iowa, Nebraska link Cyclospora cases to bagged salad mix

Health departments in Iowa and Nebraska today announced that the source of Cyclospora infections in the two states is prepackaged salad mix, but federal health officials said they are working to determine if the findings apply to cases in other states and are looking into other possibilities.

The two states were the first to report Cyclosporaillnesses and between them have 221 cases.

In a statement today from the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), Steven Mandernach, chief of the Food and Consumer Safety Bureau of the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA), said epidemiologic and food history interviews with sick patients point to a bagged salad mix containing iceberg and romaine lettuce, carrots, and red cabbage.

Read Full Article on CIDRAP – Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy

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