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Bagged Salad Possible Cause Of Cyclospora Outbreak; Illness May Last Weeks

Bagged salad could be the cause of the recent cyclospora stomach bug outbreak that has sickened more than 350 people in at least 15 states.

Iowa has reported the most cases of the cyclospora bug, with 143 people falling ill. An investigation by the Iowa Department of Public Health has linked a prepackaged salad mix to the outbreak, after the agency determined at least 80% of reported cases were exposed to the same mix, reported CBS News.

The mix, whose brand or manufacturer have yet to be named, contains iceberg and romaine lettuce, carrots and red cabbage. Ingredients in the mix are not believed to be Iowa-grown. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, the salad mix is no longer being sold in the state.

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