Salad mix being blamed for making people sick in 15 states, including Wisconsin
An outbreak of a deadly disease is being linked to bagged salad.Photo: Video by tmj4.com
MILWAUKEE - A pre-packaged salad mix is being blamed for making hundreds of people sick.
More than 200 people across 15 states have been affected, including in Wisconsin. According to the CDC, the sick people in the state live in Milwaukee, Brown and Grant counties.
“Because Cyclospora can cause a prolonged illness and the disease is treatable with sulfa drugs, we want people to know that they should contact their doctor if they experience a gastrointestinal illness with watery diarrhea that lasts more than two or three days,” said Dr. Henry Anderson, State Health Officer.
According to the CDC, symptoms of cyclosporiasis include watery diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea, extreme fatigue, bloating, and occasionally fever. People typically become sick approximately seven days after they acquire the infection, but that incubation period can range from two to 14 days.
The Food and Drug Administration is not sure all cases are linked to the salad, and has not yet named the brand.