Iowa "Stomach Flu" Outbreak not really "The Flu"
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Iowa "Stomach Flu" Outbreak not really "The Flu"

Minneapolis : MN : USA | Jul 24, 2013 at 7:13 AM PDT
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A rumor popped up today in Minneapolis, MN that there is an epidemic outbreak of a stomach flu that started in Iowa. It's NOT a FLU bug.

As it turns out, this "flu bug" is called "Cyclospora". What is Cyclospora? According to the CDC, it's defined as follows:

What is Cyclospora?

Cyclospora cayetanensis is a parasite composed of one cell, too small to be seen without a microscope. This parasite causes an intestinal infection called cyclosporiasis.

They go on to say that it is spread by ingesting something contaminated by feces --- or to be more clear --- POOP.

Click here to reach the FAQ from the CDD -----> CLICK HERE.

If one was sick prior to July 1st, the chances are it is unrelated to this particular outbreak. The source has not been determined and there is no solid indication it was IOWA grown food.

This is not something you want to wait around with. If you suspect you have been infected, see your DOCTOR right away. Symptoms can last days to a month or more. It is treated typically with antibiotics.

So, Minneapolis radio station - no stations named - do your research before scaring everyone!

The best way to handle a "bug" is see your doctor!

CrystalArnold is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America, and is a Stringer for Allvoices.
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