42 Sickened By Feces-Contaminated Food In Texas

Cyclosporiasis, a stomach illness linked to food or water contaminated with the cyclospora parasite -- which is transmitted through infected feces -- hit Texas this week, sickening 42 people. A total of 54 have been sickened by the parasite in the state this year. Though health officials don't know the source of the outbreak yet, a 2013 outbreak in Texas that sickened more than 270 people was linked to fresh cilantro, bagged salad mix, raspberries and basil, reported CBS Dallas/Forth Worth. Symptoms of cyclosporiasis include watery diarrhea, loss of appetite, weight loss, stomach cramps, bloating, gas, nausea and fatigue, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health officials recommend washing all produce, though only cooking will kill the parasite, according to the Texas Department Of State Health Services website. For updates and potential source leads, please visit the Texas Department Of State Health Services: Wave of Cyclosporiasis cases prompts advisory, investigation. Updates will be posted here: http://t.co/ZbYYsCpTjT— Texas DSHS (@TexasDSHS) June 24, 2015 @media only screen and (min-width : 500px) {.ethanmobile { display: none; }} Follow Us On Pinterest | Like Us On Facebook | Follow Us On Twitter -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Related Links:

In conclusion, our findings show the importance of mNGS use to help characterize the outbreak more completely and in the management of the affected patients. PMID: 32422120 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Braz J Infect Dis - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Braz J Infect Dis Source Type: research
(Natural News) Did you know viruses can infect each other? Yes, that’s because they’re parasites. In fact, the largest known virus, named Sputnik, has been discovered by French researchers to have the ability to infect a different virus. Viruses can also make clones of themselves by pirating another organism’s DNA. That means viruses can clone...
Source: NaturalNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Abstract Parasitic diseases have been widely epidemic in China with a long history. Great endeavours made in past 70 years led to significant decrease in morbidity and mortablity caused by several major parasitic diseases, while challenges existed to eliminate parasitic diseases. Surveillance-response system has play a crucial role in identifying public health problems, ascertaining the distribution and epidemic dynamics, discovering outbreaks and epidemic anomalies, evaluating the effects of on-site intervention activities and identifying risk factors. In this article, we reviewed the progress of the surveillance...
Source: Advances in Parasitology - Category: Parasitology Authors: Tags: Adv Parasitol Source Type: research
Authors: Muller I, Brinker A Abstract Scabies outbreaks are relatively common worldwide, particularly in communal living settings such as military barracks. The infestation is caused by the parasite Sarcoptes Scabiei and is easily treated once properly diagnosed. Classic symptoms include pruritus around the waist, wrists, and ankles.1 On physical examination, linear burrows visualized in finger web spaces is a typical finding.1 It is not uncommon, however, for scabies to present with a variety of other dermatologic manifestations, which can lead to a delayed or missed diagnosis. This case highlights a delayed diagn...
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
Abstract Foodborne parasites (FBP) are recognized as being a neglected pathogen group, often associated with marginalized or disadvantaged populations, especially those living in regions where water supply or sanitation are inadequate. Nevertheless, we are also increasingly recognising that FBP are not just restricted to such places, and even those that do have a circumscribed endemic area may also travel further in our globalised world; FBP are relevant everywhere, including Europe. Against this background, COST Action Euro-FBP (FA1408) was established and ran for a period of 4 years, addressing a number of diffe...
Source: Experimental Parasitology - Category: Parasitology Authors: Tags: Exp Parasitol Source Type: research
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Apr 20 2020 (IPS) Epidemic diseases are not random events that afflict societies capriciously and without warning, on the contrary, every society produces its own specific vulnerabilities. To study them is to understand the importance of a society’s structure, its standard of living, and its political priorities. […] Epidemics are a mirror, they show who we really are: Our ethics, beliefs, and socio-economic relationships.                           &n...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Combating Desertification and Drought Economy & Trade Environment Global Globalisation Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Natural Resources TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
The map from the medical journal Plos Medicine displays BCG vaccination policy by country. Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine is a vaccine primarily used against tuberculosis. Yellow: The country now has a universal BCG vaccination program. Blue: The country used to recommend BCG vaccination for everyone, but now does not. Red: The country never had a universal vaccination program.By Darini Rajasingham-SenanayakeCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Apr 20 2020 (IPS) Numerous studies in many parts of the world have linked the BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin) vaccination, widely used in the developing world with fewer Coronavirus cases. T...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 15 April 2020Source: International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and WildlifeAuthor(s): Dieter J.A. Heylen, María Teresa Reinoso-Pérez, Laura Goodman, Keila V. Dhondt, André A. Dhondt
Source: International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife - Category: Parasitology Source Type: research
ConclusionCryptosporidiosis is generally considered a waterborne intestinal infection, but several reports on foodborne transmission (including through raw milk) have been reported in the literature. Calves are frequently infected withCryptosporidium spp., which does not multiply in milk. However,Cryptosporidium oocysts can survive if pasteurization fails. Thus, pasteurization is essential to inactivate oocysts. Although cryptosporidiosis cases acquired from raw milk are seldom reported, the risk should not be underestimated andCryptosporidium should be considered as a potential agent of contamination. GenotypingCryptospor...
Source: Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
In early April, about four months after a new, highly infectious coronavirus was first identified in China, an international group of scientists reported encouraging results from a study of an experimental drug for treating the viral disease known as COVID-19. It was a small study, reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, but showed that remdesivir, an unapproved drug that was originally developed to fight Ebola, helped 68% of patients with severe breathing problems due to COVID-19 to improve; 60% of those who relied on a ventilator to breathe and took the drug were able to wean themselves off the machines after 18...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
More News: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) | Coriander | Health | Outbreaks | Parasitic Diseases | Parasitology | Raspberries | Websites | Weight Loss