Over 300 Sickened by Cyclosporiasis Nationwide

Posted at: 07/26/2013 9:14 PM

Photo Courtesy: MGN Online
Photo Courtesy: MGN Online

(ABC 6 News) -- The number of people that have become sick from a stomach bug is now over 300. Cyclosporiasis has been spreading nationwide with 15 states including Minnesota and Iowa reporting cases.

Over 320 people have been infected. 18 people have been hospitalized. The infections have been linked to imported fresh produce and causes flu like symptoms.

The illness is spread by ingesting foods or water contaminated with feces. Iowa has seen the most cases with nearly 140 while Minnesota only has 1 so far.