Rare Stomach Bug Has Been Reported in 11 States

Rare Stomach Bug Has Been Reported in 11 States

A rare stomach bug has been reported in eleven states. Those states are Iowa, Nebraska, Texas, Wisconsin, Georgia, Connecticut, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, New Jersey and Ohio.
NEW YORK - A rare stomach bug has been reported in eleven states. Those states are Iowa, Nebraska, Texas, Wisconsin, Georgia, Connecticut, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, New Jersey and Ohio.
 
Health officials say this outbreak might spread even further.

The intestinal illness can cause weeks or even months of pain and discomfort. Symptoms include fatigue and weight loss, among some other things.
   
It's commonly linked to fresh produce, but health officials say they aren't sure whether a domestic or foreign product caused the outbreak.

"Most of the outbreaks we've seen in the past have been associated with fresh produce that have been imported from other countries," Jessica Rigler, Arizona Department of Health Services, says.

The CDC is monitoring the situation as experts try to track the source of the outbreak. They're trying to determine whether it's contaminated produce or unsanitary irrigation methods used to grow fruits and veggies.

Experts say be sure to wash all fruits and vegetables thoroughly. Another good option is cook them when possible.

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