Cyclospora Outbreak in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin might be linked to McDonald’s Salads
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Illinois Department of Public Health are investigating an increase in Cyclospora infections that seem to be connected to the consumption of McDonald’s salads. McDonald’s, Out of an abundance of caution, has stopped selling salads in around 3,000 outlets after more than 100 people got ill with Cyclospora in Illinois and Iowa. Of the 90 people infected with the Cyclospora parasite in Illinois, one-quarter reported eating a McDonald's salad, health officials revealed. 15 cases in Iowa were also linked to McDonald’s salads. Illinois Department of Public Health director Nirav D Shah said: "Although a link has been made to salads sold in McDonald’s restaurants in some Illinois cases, public health officials continue to investigate other sources. If you ate a salad from McDonald’s since mid-May and developed diarrhea and fatigue, contact a health care provider about testing and treatment.” @ https://www.newsweek.com/what-cyclospora-parasite-mcdonalds-removes-salads-3000-stores-after-100-fall-1022045" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://www.newsweek.com/what-cyclospora-parasite-mcdonalds-removes-salads-3000-stores-after-100-fall-1022045
McDonald's stops selling salad in 3,000 stores after 100 parasite infections
“If you ate a salad from McDonald’s since mid-May and developed diarrhea and fatigue, contact a health care provider about testing and treatment,” a health official said.