Cyclospora Outbreak Related to Imported Produce

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The Public Health Agency reports a cyclospora outbreak in Canada which is linked to produce sold in stores. 51 cases of illness related to the parasite have been reported in Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec, and Ontario. Symptoms of the illness include watery diarrhea, abdominal bloating and gas, fatigue, stomach cramps, loss of appetite, weight loss, mild fever and nausea. The parasite is usually not found in produce from Canada.

The Public Health Agency asks people to be careful when eating produce from Peru, Cuba, India, Nepal, Mexico, Guatemala, Southeast Asia and Dominican Republic. Produce from these countries should be fully cooked before eating.