NEWS ALERT: Salads from McDonald’s have now sickened 163 people in 10 states, health officials say

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More than 160 people have now become ill from a multistate outbreak of parasitic illness traced to McDonald’s salads, federal health officials say.

More than 160 people have now become ill from a multistate outbreak of parasitic illness traced to McDonald’s salads, federal health officials say.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that 163 people across 10 states have been sickened by the cyclospora parasite after eating McDonald’s salads, which were pulled last week from about 3,000 locations across the country.

Officials with the fast-food chain said in a statement that the growing number of states reported by the CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are among the same states where “we proactively decided to remove our lettuce blend in impacted restaurants and replace it through a different supplier.” Previously, public health authorities in Illinois and Iowa had warned that a number of recent cyclospora infections in those states appear to be connected to the salads.

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