NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's state epidemiologist says the state has had only two known cases of the rare stomach bug called cyclospora — a parasite that has sickened hundreds of people in at least 15 states.
Dr. Raoult (rah-OOHL) Ratard (ruh-TAHR) says both are men who became ill in early July, in Bienville and Terrebonne parishes.
In Nebraska and Iowa, the parasite has been traced to prepackaged salad. Officials haven't named the packager but have said the mix is probably off the shelves because it would have gone bad by now.
Ratard says the Terrebonne Parish man told investigators he ate salad during a trip to Texas, and the other said he hadn't eaten any.
Texas officials say they've had 122 reports of cyclospora, but don't have a link to salad mix.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
As snow and freezing rain blanketed normally sun-swept North Texas, residents accustomed to warmer temperatures appeared to heed warnings on what one hardware store manager called "Ice Friday," staying off nearly impassable roadways and out of a skin-stinging cold.
Tennessee couple kicked out of Nashville malls for wearing Christmas Costumes.
People around the world are remembering Nelson Mandela.
Investigators say player's own mother likely painted slur on their home.
Check out the new releases in theaters this weekend.
Six months after service on Southwest Airlines began from Wichita, the airline says it is pleased with the results so far.
The live showing of 'The Sound of Music' on NBC got us thinking, we know how live television is done, but do you? Here's how we bring you a live newscast day in and day out.