Health officials have confirmed that in May Massachusetts, 80 people have been diagnosed with cyclosporiasis, and are working with the Center for Disease Control to identify potential sources of exposure to the parasite.
Cyclospora is found in various types of imported fresh produce such as raspberries, basil, snow peas, mesclun salad and coriander, and causes intestinal infection, according to CDC.
Symptoms include watery diarrhea with frequent, sometimes explosive bowel movements, loss of appetite, weight loss, stomach cramps / pains, flatulence, increased gas, nausea and fatigue.  Cyclosporiasis is not directly transferable between individuals. According to DPH, outbreaks occur more frequently in summer.
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