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Bagged Salad Suspected in Severe Stomach Bug

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Joe Buckingham
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The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Hundreds of people, including 24 in Florida, contracted a severe stomach bug that health officials suspect may have been caused by a bagged salad mix, the Associated Press reports.  One of the Florida patients was hospitalized, the health department reports, but none have died. The CDC has confirmed 372 cases of of cyclospora infections in 15 states. 

Lottie Watts covers health and health policy for Health News Florida, now a part of WUSF Public Media. She also produces Florida Matters, WUSF's weekly public affairs show.