SD Reports First Cyclosporiasis Case
by KDLT News
August 16, 2013 11:30 AM
The first case of cyclosporiasis has been reported in South Dakota. A Meade County resident caught the intestinal illness.
Nationally, there have been 576 cases in 19 states. The outbreak is linked to a packaged salad mix from a Mexico plan which has suspended operation.
According to the South Dakota Department of Health, it is not clear if the South Dakota case is linked to the plant.
Cyclosporiasis is an intestinal illness caused by a parasite. Symptoms include diarrhea, loss of appetite, weight loss, stomach cramps, and nausea. The illness can last a month or longer if not treated.
Iowa and Nebraska have seen 153 and 56 cases, respectively. The last reported case in South Dakota was in 2008.