According to a statement from the US Food and Drug Administration, 109 cases cyclospora infection have been added to the numbers tallied since May. The ongoing outbreak linked to McDonald’s salads claims a total 395 cases sicked customers. So far, 16 these cases have been severe to the point hospitalization.
The cyclospora parasite affects the intestinal health those who consume tainted water or food. The parasite is spread through faecal matter. Somehow, it got hold Mcdonald’s salads.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, those who are hit by this infection can suffer from a slew symptoms, including frequent, sometimes explosive bowel movements as well as diarrhoea. Sick individuals can also suffer from vomiting, nausea, gas and fatigue. Others can experience flu-like discomforts in addition to body aches, fever, headaches, etc.
The infection can last anywhere from a few days to a few months. Antibiotics might be required for a successful recovery.
To date, 15 states are involved in these cases illness: Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.
Hopefully, this will be the last batch these cases. Customers might want to avoid the chain altogether or simply refrain from ordering salads at the fast food joint for a while.