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Latest numbers from the Iowa Dept. of Public Health on Cyclospora outbreak

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The Iowa Department of Public Health, CDC and local public health agencies are investigating an outbreak of an intestinal illness caused by Cyclospora (a rare parasite).

As of July 13, 60 cases of Cyclospora infections have been reported to IDPH; almost all have been identified through testing at the State Hygienic Lab (SHL), including:

· Linn County – 27 cases

· Polk County – 4 cases

· Fayette County – 3 cases

· O'Brien County – 3 cases

· Dallas County – 3 cases

· Buchanan – 3 cases

· Mills County – 2 cases

· Webster County – 2 cases

· Des Moines County – 2 cases

· Black Hawk County – 2 cases

· Benton County – 1 case

· Keokuk – 1 case

· Monona – 1 case

· Butler – 1 case

· Winneshiek – 1 case

· Johnson County – 1 case

· Pottawattamie County – 1 case

· Van Buren County – 1 case

· Story County – 1 case

Total – 60

It's possible the source of the Cyclospora is fruits or vegetables. People are encouraged to wash all fruits and vegetables thoroughly before eating.

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