Avoid nasty bug that causes diarrhea: Wash your fruits and veggies

It's a good idea to wash the fresh fruits and vegetables you buy before you eat them, even though officials don't yet know whether the food is the source of a nasty bug.

Public health officials in Nebraska and Iowa are reporting a dozen cases of cyclospora infection over the past several days.

They're still investigating what's causing the infections, but they're telling physicians to be aware of the illness and to test specifically for the Cyclospora cayetanensis parasite.


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