The CDC reports that there have been 507 confirmed cases of people getting sick from McDonald’s salads. People are getting sick from a foodborne illness. So far the illness has reached 15 states in the Midwest.
Last month, the Food and Drug Administration was able to trace Cyclospora, the illness in question to a Fresh Express processor in Streamwood, Illinois. Also, since it’s the first report, the outbreak has 221 more names to add to the list of those sick.
So far, there have been no deaths in association with the outbreak. However, 24 people have had to go to the hospital.
Sales of the salads in 3,000 restaurants were on halt due to the July outbreak. All of the cases of the outbreaks have come for 15 states. Even so, reports of illnesses from those in Connecticut, Tennessee, Virginia, and New York City came from people traveling in Illinois.
As of now, the FDA is conducting a probe so that they determine which particular ingredient in the salads was the cause for the outbreak.
Foodborne Illness From McDonald’s Causes Major Outbreak In 15 States
The first illness report came to the CDC’s attention on May 20, 2018. Since then, the number of those affected is through the roof!
In a statement from McDonald’s they say that they no longer were using salad mix from the Fresh Express. The sates no longer using Fresh Express salads are Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
The parasite Cyclospora is microscopic in size, and within ingestion, can cause illness to the intestines. It comes about from the contamination of drinks or food. Those witch Cyclospora will develop, at some point, a severe case of diarrhea. Other symptoms that are in association with the disease are vomiting, head and body aches. Also an increase in gas, bloating, and fatigue.