McDonald’s Salad Parasite Outbreak Has Sickened 286 People In 15 Different States
Yet another reason to eat at home folks. This past week Federal Health officials have reported that another 123 people have fallen ill to the Overall, 286 cases of cyclosporiasis have been confirmed since May as part of this outbreak. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At least 11 of the sick individuals have been hospitalized.
The symptoms of the disease are as follows:
- Watery diarrhea (most common)
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Increased gas
Other symptoms that may occur but are less common include the following:
- Low-grade fever
If a person ill from cyclosporiasis is not treated, symptoms can persist for several weeks to a month or more. Some symptoms, such as diarrhea, can return; and some symptoms, such as fatigue, may continue after the gastrointestinal symptoms have gone away. The infection usually is not life threatening. Some infected persons do not have any symptoms, particularly persons from areas where cyclosporiasis is endemic, such as tropical and subtropical regions. Source
“Illnesses that started after June 14, 2018, might not have been reported yet due to the time it takes between when a person becomes ill and when the illness is reported. For cyclospora infections, this can take up to six weeks,” The CDC said.
is working with McDonald’s to identify the common ingredients in the salads identified by those who became sick and to trace back those ingredients through the supply chain.