These are the states where contaminated vegetables are making people sick

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"If Del Monte believes that my clients should've washed these pre-packaged vegetables they bought at Kwik Trip, I think the customers should know that".

Those affected have been diagnosed with cyclosporiasis, an intestinal infection caused by the cyclospora parasite.

More than 200 people have been sickened with an intestinal parasite, Cyclospora cayetanensis, after eating pre-packaged Del Monte Fresh Produce vegetable trays, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So far, 212 cases of the infection have been confirmed in multiple states.

The 28-ounce products were distributed to Kwik Trip, Kwik Star, Demond's, Sentry, Potash, Meehan's, Country Market, FoodMax Supermarket and Peapod in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin and have "Best If Enjoyed By" date of June 17, 2018 or earlier.

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Symptoms of cyclosporiasis include watery diarrhea and frequent, sometimes explosive, bowel movements, which typically show up a week after people ingest food containing the parasite.

The sick people are spread across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa.

Health officials say it can take up to a week to develop symptoms, which can include diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea, cramping, bloating, increased gas, fatigue and low-grade fever.

Symptoms from this outbreak were first reported on May 14, and the ages of victims range from 13 to 79 years of age, according to CNN.

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A previous major cyclosporiasis outbreak was reported in 2015, when 546 individuals were infected across 31 states.

FDA has not identified which of the ingredients is the vehicle for this outbreak; each component of these vegetable trays is under consideration. If not treated, the illness may last from a few days to a month or longer.

The CDC urges consumers to not eat the recalled vegetable trays, and instead, they should throw them away. The FDA is now reviewing distribution and supplier information related to the vegetable trays, as well, in its ongoing investigation.

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