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Parasite Tied to Poop-Infected Cilantro Hits 26 States

384 Americans have had cyclosporiasis this year: CDC, FDA

(Newser) - The number of Americans this year affected by a nasty stomach bug tied to poop-contaminated cilantro has reached 384 across 26 states, including Texas, Wisconsin, and Georgia, authorities say, per CNN . The CDC and FDA say the outbreak of cyclosporiasis—appearing in the US for a fourth summer in a... More »

230 Struck With Stomach Bug at Virginia School

School shuts down to be decontaminated

(Newser) - An Alexandria, Virginia, elementary school is closed today to get professionally disinfected after 230 students and staff members came down with a stomach bug. Thirty-three staff members called in sick before Thursday's classes, with five more going home mid-day; and 160 children were absent, with dozens more leaving mid-day.... More »

Hundreds Sick After Eating ... Salad?

Cyclospora outbreak in Iowa and Nebraska traced back to prepackaged salad mix

(Newser) - Hundreds of people in Iowa and Nebraska are suffering from a stomach bug , and health officials think they've found the culprit: lettuce. A prepackaged salad mix has been linked to an outbreak of cyclospora, hitting at least 145 in Iowa and 78 in Nebraska, reports the AP . The salad... More »

Mysterious Stomach Bug Hits 7 States, 275 People

CDC, FDA investigating cyclospora infections

(Newser) - Federal health authorities say more than 275 people in seven states have now been sickened with an unidentified stomach bug. The Food and Drug Administration is investigating the cyclospora infections, which are often found in tropical or subtropical countries and have been linked to imported fresh produce in the past.... More »

The Queen Leaves Hospital

Stomach bug no big deal

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth II has left a central London hospital after a one-day stay caused by a severe stomach bug . She walked out of King Edward VII Hospital unassisted this afternoon wearing a red dress, and was driven away in a motorcade. The hospital stay had initially been planned for two... More »

Queen Elizabeth Hospitalized

Monarch's stomach bug forces her to cancel trip to Rome

(Newser) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth has landed in the hospital in London today after suffering the effects of gastroenteritis—better known as a stomach bug, reports Sky News . The 86-year-old monarch is said to be in "good spirits," though she is expected to stay in the hospital for two... More »

Hartnett Hospitalized With Stomach Virus

(Newser) - Josh Hartnett was taken to a Los Angeles hospital early this morning after complaining of stomach pains, TMZ reports. The actor was picked up at the Chateau Marmont around 2am and walked himself to the ambulance. The “excruciating pain” was perhaps caused by a stomach virus Hartnett picked up... More »

New E. coli Strains Could Spell Epidemic

Drug-resistant bacteria may rival MRSA threat, researchers warn

(Newser) - New drug-resistant strains of E. coli have doctors worried that the mutant bacteria could become a superbug to rival MRSA, the drug-resistant form of staphylococcus that kills hundreds hospital patients each year, the Daily Telegraph reports. The spread of the new E.coli strains must be carefully tracked to avoid... More »

Stomach Bug Linked to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Virus found in 80% of sufferers

(Newser) - Researchers seeking the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome have linked a group of intestinal viruses to the disease, according to a new study. About 80% of patients with the syndrome showed signs of enterovirus gut infections, compared to only about 20% of otherwise healthy volunteers. "It opens up a... More »

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