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Imported produce could carry a passenger

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 24th, 2013

Photo/ Emily Siegel - Although health officials do not recognize this method, many sources say washing produce in a distilled white vinegar and water mix helps reduce the number of bacteria and pesticides.

TORRINGTON Although no cases have been reported in Wyoming in the past decade, a large number of people have been affected by a rare parasite in multiple states, one being Nebraska, and health officials are asking residents to be aware of the issue.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website, the parasite, cyclospora, is not life-threatening and infects the intestinal tract, causing symptoms like vomiting, prolonged diarrhea and loss of appetite.

For the complete article see the 07-24-2013 issue.

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