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395 People in 15 States Fall Ill Due to Contaminated McDonald’s Salads

According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 395 people have fallen ill after consuming tainted McDonald’s salads. The CDC also says that 16 people have been hospitalized.

About the Recalled McDonald’s Salads

It has been determined that the salad mix contaminated with Clyclospora parasite caused the illnesses. The parasite is spread through fecal matter.

It usually takes about a week to get infected, at which time symptoms may include weight loss, stomach cramps, bloating, increased gas, nausea, fatigue, vomiting, body aches, headache, and fever. However, the most common symptom, according to the CDC, is watery diarrhea.

On July 26, the Food and Drug Administration determined that the source of the problem was Fresh Express, which is McDonald’s supplier. The FDA found Clyclospora in an unused bag of salad mix.

15 states including Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Missouri, and more have confirmed cases. Illinois has the most confirmed cases of 202.

Breakdown of Outbreak by State

Here are the statistics for the amount of cases in each state:

  • Connecticut: 1
  • Florida: 1
  • Illinois: 202
  • Iowa: 87
  • Indiana: 2
  • Kentucky: 6
  • Michigan: 2
  • Minnesota: 8
  • Missouri: 47
  • Nebraska: 5
  • Ohio: 13
  • South Dakota: 11
  • Tennessee: 1
  • Virginia: 1
  • Wisconsin: 8

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