Cyclosporiasis Food Poisoning
Cyclosporiasis is an intestinal illness caused by a parasite. Foodborne outbreaks of cyclosporiasis have been linked to various types of fresh produce (imported berries, lettuce, and basil). Symptoms usually start a week after consuming the contaminated food but can appear anywhere from 1-14 days after consumption.
Cyclosporiasis Side Effects
Symptoms can include diarrhea (usually watery), loss of appetite, substantial weight loss, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, and fatigue. Most people who have healthy immune systems will recover without treatment. If not treated, the illness may last for a few days to a month or longer. Symptoms may seem to go away and then return one or more times (relapse).
How is Cyclosporiasis Treated?
Typically, people with healthy immune systems will recover from cyclosporiasis without treatment. However, the illness could last for anywhere from a few days to a month. Anti-diarrheal medicine may help reduce diarrhea, but please consult with a healthcare professional before taking such medicine.
Avoiding food or water that may have been contaminated with feces is the best way to prevent cyclosporiasis. There is no vaccine available for cyclosporiasis.
Were You Affected by Cyclosporiasis?
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