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McDonald’s salads have been linked to a parasitic illness outbreak.
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  • Health officials have identified McDonald’s salads as the possible source of a parasitic illness outbreak that has sickened more than 100 people.
  • The illness, caused by the cyclospora parasite, can last months. It causes symptoms such as diarrhea and frequent, sometimes explosive bowel movements.
  • Illinois officials said one quarter of patients with the parasitic illness had eaten a McDonald’s salad before their symptoms appeared.

Health officials say McDonald’s salads may be the source of a parasitic illness outbreak that has sickened more than…