Cyclospora infection (cyclosporiasis) causes watery, and sometimes explosive, diarrhea after the one-celled parasite enters through contaminated food or water. Fresh produce is the most likely culprit of cyclospora infection.
Cyclospora Infection Symptoms
Some people infected with the microscopic parasite that causes cyclospora infection develop no signs or symptoms. When a symptom develops, it happens within two to 11 days of eating contaminated food or drinking contaminated water.
- Frequent, watery diarrhea
- Bouts of diarrhea alternating with bouts of constipation
- Loss of appetite and weight loss
- Bloating, flatulence and burping
- Stomach cramps
- Nausea and vomiting
- Muscle aches
Diarrhea may last a few days to weeks. Doctors can have difficulty diagnosing the cause of diarrhea. Therefore, doctors will recommend a stool test.
Prolonged diarrhea can cause dehydration. A doctor may hospitalize a patient for intravenous fluids. Those in most danger of developing dehydration, which needs hospitalization are:
- People with other serious illnesses
- Infants and young children
- Older adults
Help after a Cyclospora Infection
When you experience side effects from severe food poisoning, it can have devastating effects on your entire life. A verdict or settlement could also provide compensation for your injuries and damages. The Michael Brady Lynch Firm is currently accepting cyclospora infection injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by an outbreak of cyclospora poisoning, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation.