More than 250 people in at least six states – including Wisconsin and Iowa - have a stomach bug ... ten of them hospitalized. The Centers for Disease Control says the cyclospora infection causes diarrhea and other flu-like symptoms. ABC's Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser: Besser says the CDC still doesn't know how the people are connected. "CDC really has their hands full with this one," Besser said. "Cyclospora is the name of the bug. It's unusual. It tends to be found in the tropics. It's caused some outbreaks here in the past, from imported raspberries, from lettuce, from basil. It's not spread person to person." Other cases have been reported in Nebraska, Texas, Georgia and Connecticut. The CDC also says Illinois and Kansas have also notified CDC of one case each that may have been acquired out of state. It is not yet clear whether the cases from all of the states are part of the same outbreak.
- * Data are current as of 5pm EDT, 7/22/13. Data are preliminary and subject to change.
- A total of 269 cases of Cyclospora infection have been reported from eight states. The number of cases identified in each state is as follows: Iowa (127)†, Nebraska (68)†, Texas (65)†, Wisconsin (4), Georgia (2), Connecticut (1), Illinois (1)‡, and Kansas (1)‡
- † Total may include some international travel-associated cases (interviews pending)
- ‡ Includes one case that was likely acquired in a neighboring state involved in the outbreak