One Cyclospora Case Reported In Wichita County

One Cyclospora Case Reported In Wichita County
Wichita Falls, TX - A spike in reports of a Cyclospora across the state has state and local health officials on high alert. 

Newschannel 6 has learned at least one person in Wichita County is recovering from the illness. 

So far there have been 54 cases reported. Travis County leads the state with 23 cases. In 2013, nearly 300 people were affected by the bug.

Cyclospora is a stomach infection that is often caused by eating food or drinking water contaminated with feces.

The Texas Department of State Health Services has alerted health care providers across the state to be on the lookout for symptoms.

Symptoms include diarrhea, stomach pains, loss of appetite and loss of energy. Health officials say you could experience symptoms within a few days of digesting it. 

In the past the bug has been linked to berries, bagged salad mix, fresh cilantro, basil, and snow peas.

The best way to prevent attracting the bug is by always washing your produce and that may not completely eliminate the risk.

At this time, no hospitalizations or deaths have been reported.

Jimmie Johnson, News Channel 6