No reported cases of the cyclosporiasis in Texoma

By: Victoria Maranan
By: Victoria Maranan

TEXAS -- A rare food borne illness that sickened more than 100 people in the Midwest as made its way to Texas.

According to the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, there have been 37 people diagnosed with cyclosporiasis statewide in the past week.

According to the CDC, cyclospora is a parasite that can infect food and water and it takes a week for someone to experience symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea and fatigue.

Local health officials tell us there have been no cases reported in Grayson, Fannin, Cooke or Lamar counties.

But it's important to wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly as a precaution.

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