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: CBS News: FBI Helping With Hostage Negotiations After Missionary Kidnappings In Haiti
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: Parkland School Massacre Families Settle With Broward School District
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: Alex Saab, Key Ally Of Venezuela Leader Nicolas Maduro, Made First Court Appearance In Miami On Money Laundering Charges
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