McDonald's Salads May Be Causing Parasite Outbreak in Some States
4 days ago - By Time
Health officials in Illinois and Iowa are investigating an increase in people becoming sick from a parasite that causes intestinal illness.
The Illinois Department of Public Health said in a news release Thursday that it has received confirmation of about 90 cases of cyclosporiasis, which is caused by the Cyclospora parasite. The Iowa Department of Public Health, in its own release, said it has identified 15 cases linked to the same illness and parasite.
Both departments say there appears to be a link to consumption of McDonald's salads. The departments say McDonald's is also investigating...
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More Than 100 People Fall Ill From Parasite Possibly Linked To Salads At McDonald's
4 days ago - By CBS
By Debra Goldschmidt, CNN
- The Illinois and Iowa health departments are investigating outbreaks of a parasite that causes intestinal illness and might be linked to McDonald's salads, both states said Thursday.
Illinois is reporting 90 cases since mid-May. Iowa is reporting 15 cases since late June.
File photo (Photo Credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
The cyclospora parasite causes intestinal illness as a result of consuming contaminated food or water. Symptoms can begin a week or more after consuming the parasite. They include diarrhea and frequent, sometimes explosive bowel...
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