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That Nasty Stomach Bug Is Here

That Nasty Stomach Bug Is Here

We’ve heard about it, commiserated with family and friends who have been hit by it and now the horrible stomach bug roaming the nation has finally hit Missouri.  The Centers for Disease Control confirmed two cases of the intestinal illness caused by the horrid parasite Cyclospora in western Missouri.  The nasty stomach ailment can cause weeks or even months of discomfort, pain, fatigue, weight loss, vomiting and diarrhea.  So far more than 300 people have come down with the illness nationally.  Initially unsanitary irrigation practices are believed to be a cause in spreading the parasite, although human contact has continued the spread.

 

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