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Cyclospora outbreak has now sickened more than 200 people

People who have eaten Del Monte veggie trays have gotten sick.

A stomach illness caused by bacteria-ridden vegetable trays from Kwik Trip gas stations has now sickened more than 200 people in the Midwest, according to a new release from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

As of July 5, the CDC has tracked 212 laboratory-confirmed cases of Cyclospora. Most of the 212 people sickened consumed pre-packaged Del Monte vegetables trays containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip. And most of people reported buying the veggie trays from Kwik Trip convenience stores in the Midwest.

Wisconsin has reported the most cases followed by Minnesota, Iowa and Michigan. 

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Specifically, it's the 6 oz. and 12 oz. Del Monte trays containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and dill dip that are causing the sickness.

It can take up to a week before symptoms of Cyclospora arrive, but once they do infected people can experience:

  • Frequent watery diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite and weight
  • Cramping, bloating, and/or increased gas
  • Nausea (vomiting is less common)
  • Fatigue
  • Low-grade fever

Anyone with the symptoms are urged to contact their local health provider. 

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