ATLANTA — Investigations by state department of health officials in Iowa and Nebraska found cyclospora illnesses in their states originated from a packaged salad mix.


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The mix contained iceberg and romaine lettuce, carrots and red cabbage and did not include any local produce, Iowa and Nebraska officials said.

Officials did not name the manufacturer or detail where the mix was sold, but said they believe the affected product is no longer in stores.

The outbreak has so far sickened 378 in 15 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC continues to investigate the reported illnesses in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration and state public health officials.

Cyclospora is a parasite that causes an intestinal infection.

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