Health officials looking into intestinal infection in North Texas

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Saturday, July 20, 2013 - 3:52pm

Health officials are looking into an outbreak of Cyclospora in North Texas.

Dozens of people have been sickened with the intestinal infection.

Cyclospora gets into the body through food or water that is contaminated with feces.

The source of the outbreak has not been identified, but vegetables have been linked to Cyclospora in the past.

Farmer Tom Spicer recommends people thoroughly wash their produce before eating it.

"So when you go to scrub it, whatever is on it is loosened up, and you use a soft bristle brush and you maybe rinse it again. Dry it off," said Spicer.

The Texas Department of State Health Services said in a news release that the outbreak in Texas may be related to reports of the illness in Iowa and Nebraska. 

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