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Basil imported from Mexico sickens more than 200 people

If you've purchased imported basil from Siga Logistics de RL de CV in Mexico, you’re going to want to discard it. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this basil has been linked to an outbreak of Cyclospora.

Cyclospora is a parasite. The parasite most often enters our system through our food or water. Those that have contracted Cyclospora, usually begin showing signs of the sickness in about one week. If you’re wondering if you’ve contracted Cyclospora, the symptoms include but are not limited to: diarrhea, loss of appetite, weight loss, nausea, and stomach cramps. In some cases, left untreated, the symptoms “could last up to a month”. 

Almost a dozen states have reported “at least 205 cases” of people being sickened by the basil in question. If you’ve purchased the Siga Logistics de RL de CV basil, it should not be consumed, and instead thrown out immediately.

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