Iowa investigating infections linked to McDonald’s salad

The logo of a McDonald's Corp restaurant is seen in Los Angeles
FILE PHOTO: The logo of a McDonald’s Corp restaurant is seen in Los Angeles, California, U.S. October 24, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

July 12, 2018

(Reuters) – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Thursday said it was investigating a rise in Cyclospora infections, likely due to the consumption of a salad served by McDonald’s Corp.

Symptoms of Cyclospora, a parasite common during the summer months, include frequent watery diarrhea, loss of appetite and weight, and nausea.

Shares of McDonald’s were down 1.4 percent in after-hours trading.

McDonald’s did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

(Reporting by Nivedita Balu in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)

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