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Over 30 ill in US after consuming McDonald's salads

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Health officials in the US states of and are probing an outbreak of which caused over 30 people to have and after consuming McDonalds salads.

More than 20 people who ate salads at restaurants in have suffered from - an - since mid-May, while 15 were sickened in Iowa, reports

Cyclospora is a parasite more commonly found in developing countries. Symptoms of include diarrhea, loss of appetite and weight, cramping, bloating or increased gas, nausea, fatigue, and

"Anyone who ate these salads since the middle of June and who developed diarrhea, especially watery and fatigue, should see their health care provider and get tested for Cyclospora to ensure an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment," said Patricia Quinlisk, Iowa's public health medical Director and epidemiologist.

In Illinois, public health officials have counted 90 cases of cyclospora since mid-May.

About a quarter of those who have fell ill say they had consumed salads within days of suffering symptoms.

Health officials in both states said is cooperating with the states, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, and the investigation.

McDonald's said "out of an abundance of caution" it is in the process of removing salads from some restaurants and distribution centres and will resupply restaurants with salads from other suppliers, reported.

"Although a link has been made to salads sold in in some cases, public health officials continue to investigate other sources," said Illinois

"If you ate a salad from McDonald's since mid-May and developed and fatigue, contact a health care provider about testing and treatment."



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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 09:12 IST