TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CBSMiami/AP) — The cyclospora outbreak stretching across the nation has now sickened 24 people in Florida, according to state health officials.
The number of cases under investigation increased over the weekend, and now one person is in the hospital.READ MORE: Dine Out Takeout: Taste of the Town Returns With A Twist
But Florida Department of Health officials said Monday they have still not found common links to restaurants or food ingredients that may have caused the outbreak.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said most cyclospora infections around the country occurred from mid-June to early July.READ MORE: Margate Police Searching For Missing Teen Lakeisha Scott
Cyclospora causes diarrhea and other flu-like symptoms. The illness spreads when people ingest foods or water contaminated with feces. Previous outbreaks of cyclospora infections have been linked to various types of fresh vegetables and berries.
However, no link has been found between all of the cases in the current outbreak.MORE NEWS: 82-Year-Old Former Cuban Political Prisoner Ana Rodriguez Fighting To Keep Her Miami Home
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