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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says cilantro imported from Puebla, Mexico is likely the cause for hundreds of cases of cyclosporiasis in the last two years.

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State health officials have reported dozens of cases statewide this summer of stomach-related illnesses from cyclospora, a parasite. Several of those cases have been in North Texas.

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Texas health officials are investigating an outbreak of a stomach illness caused by consuming food or water contaminated with feces.

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Texas health officials have determined that the state’s cyclosporiasis outbreak could be traced to cilantro imported from Puebla, Mexico.

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North Texas leads the state in the number of cyclospora cases – an intestinal illness caused by a microscopic parasite. Federal health officials are trying to track down the source of a multi-state outbreak. They suspect contaminated produce.