The CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced an investigation into cyclosporiasis illnesses linked to the consumption of
McDonald’s salads that contained the cyclospora parasite. Cyclosporiasis illnesses cause severe diarrhea, which may require hospitalization. Other symptoms include weight loss, loss of appetite, bloating, increased gas, nausea, fatigue, vomiting, fever and abdominal cramps. These symptoms begin between 2 days and 2 weeks after eating the affected McDonald’s salad products. And the symptoms can persist for several weeks or months.
The first illness was reported on May 20 and the most recent illness was reported July 10, 2018. As of July 13, 2018 at least 61 laboratory-confirmed cases of cyclosporiasis were linked to McDonald’s salad products. On July 13, 2018, McDonald’s announced they would stop selling salad products across the Midwest while the CDC and FDA investigate the outbreak of cyclospora infections.
Individual lawsuits are being filed against McDonald’s on behalf of individuals suffering from cyclosporiasis after consuming McDonald’s salad products. If you have been diagnoses with cyclosporiasis after consuming McDonald’s salad products, you may have a claim against McDonald’s for your injuries. Please contact our office for a free consultation. Walton Telken is committed to helping clients affected by this cyclospora outbreak.
If you believe that you have symptoms associated with cyclosporiasis, please contact your physician and seek treatment as soon as possible.