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Emerging Health Issues
     Nebraska Cyclospora Outbreak
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services along with local health departments is currently investigating an outbreak of Cyclospora. Cyclospora is a rare parasite that can cause gastrointestinal illness. The illness occurs when a person has food or water contaminated with the parasite. Fresh vegetables or fruits are often linked to Cyclospora outbreaks.
 
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The goal of investigators is to protect Nebraskans, pinpoint the source of the outbreak, make sure the risk is eliminated and find out why the contamination occurred.
 
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