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Travis County hit hardest by Cyclospora outbreak
cbsaustin ^ | July 3, 2018 | Bettie Cross

Posted on 07/03/2018 6:23:26 PM PDT by bgill

A microscopic parasite is getting dozens of Texans sick. Since May, state health officials say 56 cases of Cyclospora have been reported in Texas. 16 of those cases originated in Travis County, which breaks down to more than one out of four victims being in the Austin area. This is the sixth consecutive year Texas has faced a Cyclospora outbreak from late spring to the end of summer. Health officials know they need to shut it down from the source... A 2015 outbreak was finally traced to fresh cilantro. “They were actually tracing it back to the particular fields in Mexico where it was growing and then we stopped importing it from those areas,” said Dr. Huang.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: austin; cyclospora; food; foodsupply; outbreak; texas
The Austin, TX area has had a lot of people get food poisoning from food handlers not washing their hands. Over 100 from one place in May. I also ate out around there the same week and got sick for about 10 days. Perhaps not the same organism but it all goes back to fecal matter and food handlers not washing their hands and fresh produce.

Remember a few years ago in San Antonio, TX (commuting distance from Austin) where not so funny comedian, George Lopez, joked about illegals picking produce for gringos and wiping it on their butts.

1 posted on 07/03/2018 6:23:26 PM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill

I grow my own cilantro. And I harvest it myself .


2 posted on 07/03/2018 6:55:30 PM PDT by katykelly
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To: bgill

Yet another good reason to grow your own whenever possible.


3 posted on 07/03/2018 7:15:23 PM PDT by Ellendra (A single lie on our side does more damage than a thousand lies on their side.)
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To: katykelly

I have a heckuva time with cilantro. Do great with just about all the other culinary herbs. Enjoyed some mojitos with fresh mint earlier.


4 posted on 07/03/2018 7:27:07 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: bgill

Crimaliens NEVER wash their hands.


5 posted on 07/03/2018 7:48:55 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: bgill

At least Austinites are vomiting from something other than 6th Street.


6 posted on 07/03/2018 7:57:00 PM PDT by Ancient Man
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To: bgill

I believe that Cyclospora is PROTECTED under Sanctuary laws in Austin. This is an EXPECTED result.


7 posted on 07/03/2018 8:29:04 PM PDT by BobL (I drive a pick up truck because it makes me feel like a man)
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Haha! Very good.


8 posted on 07/03/2018 8:40:34 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: bgill

ALWAYS wash your store-bought produce....home-grown produce too.....but especially store-bought.


9 posted on 07/04/2018 3:29:00 AM PDT by trebb (Too many "Conservatives" who think their opinions outweigh reality these days...)
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To: bgill
A co-worker of mine grew up in Sichuan, China. She said they *never* ate any vegetables raw, due to how things are 'fertilized' over there.

Probably good advice.
10 posted on 07/04/2018 3:48:31 AM PDT by akalinin
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To: bgill

The Austin, TX area has had a lot of people get food poisoning from food handlers not washing their hands.

...

Austin is a liberal, illegal alien friendly place.


11 posted on 07/04/2018 3:52:21 AM PDT by Moonman62 (Give a man a fish and he'll be a Democrat. Teach a man to fish and he'll be a responsible citizen.)
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To: katykelly

dopes, they water your veggies with their excrement viva la mahico


12 posted on 07/04/2018 5:20:34 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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