The Ogle County Health Department is reporting an outbreak of cases of Cyclosporiasis, which is caused by ingesting food or water contaminated with feces.

It's been quite a while since we've had to inform you of bad salads. It was one of the last illness warning s issued before COVID-19 hit. I still remember when the thing we had to stay away from most, were several different salad greens. Those days have returned.

Two words in this story will completely change the taste in your mouth. At least that's what happened to me. A perfectly good cup of coffee ruined by feces and cyclosporiasis.

Cyclospora is spread by people ingesting something, like food or water, that was contaminated with feces. Ogle County Health Department officials have linked the outbreak to bagged salads from Hy-vee and Aldi grocery stores, according to

There's a parasite lurking on these salads that's causing the illnesses. It infects the small intestines and will cause diarrhea, stomach cramps and flu-like symptoms. Call your doctor is you're experiencing symptoms. If you have one of these bags of recalled salads, please return it to the store.

Click HERE for the latest cyclosporiasis outbreak numbers from the CDC, including all the products in the recall.

Here are some more data I found at, that show which states reported illnesses and how many.

The illnesses, which occurred between May 11 and June 17, were reported in Illinois (57), Iowa (74), Kansas (1), Minnesota (25), Missouri (10), Nebraska (20), North Dakota (6), and Wisconsin (13).

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