McDonald ’ s Removes Salads Linked to Intestinal Parasite Outbreak in Midwest

Iowa and Illinois have recorded more than 100 cases of cyclosporiasis, which causes nausea and fatigue. McDonald ’ s has stopped selling salads at about 3,000 locations.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Food Contamination and Poisoning Lettuce Salads Parasites McDonald's Corporation Illinois Iowa Midwestern States (US) cyclosporiasis Source Type: news

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Iowa and Illinois have recorded more than 100 cases of cyclosporiasis, which causes nausea and fatigue. McDonald ’ s has stopped selling salads at about 3,000 locations.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Food Contamination and Poisoning Lettuce Salads Parasites McDonald's Corporation Illinois Iowa Midwestern States (US) cyclosporiasis Source Type: news
In this study, we quantified U. seriolae in greater amberjack meats involved in food-poisoning episodes. U. seriolae DNA was detected in 26 samples out of 29 samples by means of quantitative real-time PCR(qRT-PCR). The major symptoms were diarrhea and vomiting within 12 hours after consumption. No seasonal trend in the outbreaks was apparent. The number of spores in samples with qRT-PCR-detected U. seriolae DNA ranged from 1.9×105 to 1.7×107 spores/g. However, no spores were detected in greater amberjack purchased from markets. These results indicate that U. seriolae was responsible for the outbreaks. The copy ...
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