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‘Super Bug’ Outbreak Hits Ohio

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An outbreak that has sickened more than 300 people in 15 states has made its way to Ohio, according to ABC News.

Cyclospora, which is being referred to as the “super bug,” is a one-celled parasite that causes diarrhea, cramps, fatigue and vomiting, among other symptoms.

The viral stomach bug is common in tropical regions and isn’t typically seen in the United States.

Most of the people sickened live in Iowa and Nebraska. Ohio is one of the latest states to report the “super bug.”

Doctors believe the outbreak came from contaminated food or water, because the illness doesn’t spread from person to person.

At least 18 people have been hospitalized.

The CDC and FDA are investigating the outbreak.

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