What is Cyclospora and Cyclosporiasis?
The Cyclospora parasite requires time (days to weeks) after being passed in a bowel movement to become contagious for someone else, which makes it unlikely to move directly between individuals. If this parasite contaminates food or water and is then consumed, it may bring about the gastrointestinal illness. Cyclosporiasis is an autoimmune disorder that’s best treated by an antibiotic. It is brought on by a microscopic parasite, also known as Cyclospora Cayetanensis.
What are the symptoms of Cyclosporiasis
According to the CDC,”The period between becoming infected and becoming sick is usually around 1 week. Cyclospora infects the small intestine (bowel) and usually causes watery diarrhea, with frequent, sometimes explosive, bowel movements. Other common symptoms include loss of appetite, weight loss, gut cramps/pain, bloating, increased gas, nausea, and tiredness. Vomiting, body aches, fever, headache, and other flu-like symptoms might be noted. Some men and women that are infected with Cyclospora don’t have any signs.”
Symptoms can include:
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Abdominal cramps
- Increased gas
- Low Fever
Officials state symptoms can come and go numerous occasions within a span of months or weeks.
Individuals with symptoms linked to Cyclospora should contact their healthcare provider for treatment straight away. If you have tested positive for Cyclosporiasis contact our Cyclospora food poisoning attorney at 888.335.4901
How do I know if I have Cyclosporiasis?
According to the CDC, disorder symptoms start an average of seven days after consuming the parasite (ranging from 2 days to greater than fourteen days ). If left untreated, the disease can last from a few days to over a month.
“Health care providers must think about a diagnosis of cyclosporiasis in patients with protracted or remitting-relapsing diarrheal illness,” the CDC’s alert counseled.
Many U.S. laboratories do not usually test for Cyclospora, even if stool is analyzed for parasites, and so the CDC said healthcare professionals need to specifically arrange testing for Cyclospora. Testing could be performed via ova and parasite examination, using molecular approaches or via a gastrointestinal pathogen panel evaluation.
Furthermore, since cyclosporiasis is a nationally notifiable disease, healthcare professionals must report suspected and confirmed cases of disease to public health jurisdictions. If you or somebody you know has positively tested for Cyclospora. Contact Ron Simon & Associates for help with your food poisoning lawsuit.
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