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Cyclospora in Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed two cases of cyclospora in Louisiana. One case is in Terrebonne Parish, the other is in Bienville.

Health officials believe the source of the stomach bug is a parasite in bagged salads.

The illness causes flu-like symptoms, diarrhea and nausea.

If you think you have cyclospora contact your doctor immediately.

To avoid the disease, thoughrouly wash all produce before eating it.