Ohio Reports Case Of Cyclospora Stomach Bug

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Associated Press

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Updated Wed, Jul 31, 2013 11:03 am

A stomach bug that has sickened hundreds of people in several states has been reported in Ohio.

An Ohio Department of Health spokeswoman said Wednesday that one case has been reported in the state. Spokeswoman Tessie Pollock says a 63-year-old Lucas County woman in northwest Ohio was sickened by the bug. No other information on the woman was available from state or Toledo-Lucas County Health Department officials.

State and federal investigators are trying to determine the source of the bug attributed to a parasite called cyclospora that causes lengthy gastrointestinal illness.

The recent outbreak has sickened more than 370 people in 15 states. Some Iowa and Nebraska cases have been linked to eating pre-packaged salad mix. But federal health officials say salad mix isn't linked to all cases.
 

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