CHICAGO — McDonald’s is stopping the sale of salads at three,000 eating places after folks turned sick from a parasite inflicting intestinal illness.
The Chicago-based fast-food chain mentioned Friday it is appearing “out of an abundance of caution” till switching to a different provider. Health officers in Illinois and Iowa say they’ve recognized roughly 100 mixed instances of cyclosporiasis apparently linked to consuming McDonald’s salads. The illness is attributable to the Cyclospora parasite.
McDonald’s is removing the lettuce mix from recognized eating places and distribution facilities. At least one of many affected eating places is in every of the next states: Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Kentucky, West Virginia and Missouri.
The commonest symptom is watery diarrhea. Other signs might embody urge for food loss, intestinal ache, nausea and fatigue.