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Stomach Bug sickening hundreds of people through-out United States
Florida health officials say they are now investigating 24 cases of a stomach bug that has infected people in 15 states.
321 people in 15 states have come down with it.
At this time, there are no confirmed cases in our area.
The cause is a parasite called Cyclospora usually found on fruits or vegetables from tropical regions.
Florida Department of Health officials say they have not found common links to restaurants or food ingredients that may have caused the outbreak.
The illness is easily treatable.
But it can be deadly if untreated.
It always makes me nervous when our foods are contaminated and can make you sick...
It can be very serious, especially whose immune system is compromised, older and younger folks can be very affected by it..
The symptoms an upset stomach, weight loss nausea.
Doctors say the best way to prevent it is to make sure you are thoroughly washing your food.