The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting an increase in foodborne illness in part, to salads from McDonald’s. About 90 cases of sickness due to the cyclospora parasite have been confirmed, and around a quarter of those patients say they became ill after eating a McDonald’s salad. Public Health spokesperson Melaney Arnold says they are working to find other causes.
Symptoms usually begin a week after exposure and include diarrhea, loss of appetite, cramping and fatigue. Arnold says McDonald’s is pulling its salads and looking to other suppliers.