Ga. health officials, CDC probing stomach virus - FOX 10 News | myfoxphoenix.com

Ga. health officials, CDC probing stomach virus

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Department of Public Health officials say they're investigating four cases of a gastrointestinal illness that has sickened more than 370 people in 15 states.

Department spokeswoman Nancy Nydam said Wednesday that three Georgia women and a man have fallen ill with Cyclosporiasis, a parasite known to cause diarrhea, stomach pain, cramps and fatigue about a week after exposure. One case required hospitalization.

Nydam says officials are working with the Centers for Disease Control to investigate the outbreak of the illness.

Officials have said 372 people have been sickened by the parasite nationally. Health officials in some states have linked the bug to a prepackaged salad mix.

Officials are unsure of what caused the Georgia illnesses, but Nydam says Cyclosporiasis is often linked to berries, leafy greens and herbs.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices