CDC: At least 436 people sick from parasite linked to McDonald's salads

Published: Aug. 14, 2018 at 7:16 PM EDT
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At least 436 people in 15 states have been sickened by a parasite linked to salads from McDonald's, according to the CDC.

In July, the fast food chain stopped the sale of salads at 3,000 restaurant.

at least 20 people were hospitalized with an illness caused by the Cyclospora parasite.

Those sickened range in age from 14-91, and two-thirds of them are women.

Illnesses that started after June 28, 2018, might not have been reported yet due to the time it takes between when a person becomes ill and when the illness is reported. For Cyclospora infections, this can take up to six weeks, according to the CDC.

Indiana and Michigan both have McDonald's restaurants that were impacted by the recall.

The most common symptom is watery diarrhea. Other symptoms could include appetite loss, intestinal pain, nausea and fatigue.