McDonald's-linked salad parasite cases up to 436
The U.S. FDA Thursday reported that since last week it has confirmed an additional 41 cases of illness linked to diners who ate parasite-infected salads at McDonald's recently. That brings the total number of infections from the cyclospora parasite linked to the salads up to 436, the FDA said.
The federal agency has joined with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as state and local health officials to investigate the multi-state outbreak. The cases were reported by 15 states, mostly in the Midwest.
The FDA said the continuing investigation is reviewing distribution and supplier information for romaine and carrots. The organization recommends that consumers who have symptoms of cyclosporiasis should contact their health-care providers to report their symptoms and receive care.