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13 Minnesotans sick with Cyclospora linked to bagged salads

13 Minnesotans sick with Cyclospora linked to bagged salads

Created: June 20, 2020 02:01 PM

The Minnesota Department of Health reports that 13 Minnesotans are sick with Cyclospora linked to bagged salads.

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This is an illness spread through the consumption of fresh produce that causes diarrhea, stomach cramps, nausea, loss of appetite and weight loss. According to officials, people typically become ill about a week after exposure, but this period can range from 2-14 days. 

To avoid getting sick, officials say consumers should not eat ALDI Little Salad Bar Brand Garden Salad or Hy-Vee Brand Garden Salad, and if they have it in their refrigerator, they should throw it away. 

According to officials, Minnesota is one of six states that has seen outbreaks and illness onset dates for the Minnesota cases range from June 1 through June 9.

Officials say the ill Minnesotans ranged in age from 24 to 79 years. Two are metro area residents, and 11 are from Greater Minnesota. 

No cases required hospitalization for their illness.

More information on Cyclospora can be found here.

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