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A rare stomach bug sickens 285 people

  •  An outbreak of a rare stomach bug has sicken at least 265 people and has hospitalized 10 others. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said "it isn't clear what sort of food is spreading it."

    The intestinal illness called cyclosporiasis, which is caused by a parasite hasn't as yet caused any deaths. CDC medical epidemiologist said no specific foods were seen as being the cause of this bug and that they're working to figure out the cause for this outbreak. 

    Symptoms of the disease include vomiting, weight loss as well as diarrhea. Ann Garvey, deputy state epidemiologist said "the source was probably a vegetable that was grown elsewhere and shipped to Iowa". Officials in Nebraska also believe the same theory.

    Some infected individuals have reportedly lost about 25 pounds.

    Tagged as: Rare stomach bug, Vegetables, Diarrhea, Weight loss