What Texans Should Know About Cyclospora

The best way to avoid a Cyclospora infection is to thoroughly wash, peel and cook fresh produce. Cyclospora is a parasite that causes an intestinal infection. It is spread by people ingesting food or water that is contaminated with feces.

Symptoms of cyclosporiasis usually begin 2 to 14 days after ingestion of contaminated food or water. The major symptom is watery diarrhea lasting a few days to a few months. Additional symptoms may include anorexia, fatigue, weight loss, abdominal cramps, bloating, increased gas, nausea, vomiting, and low grade fever. People who may be infected should talk to their doctor.

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Last updated August 22, 2017