Cyclosporiasis

(Cyclospora)

Symptoms

  • Watery diarrhea (most common)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Cramping
  • Bloating
  • Increased gas
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue

Causes

You get it by drinking water or eating food that's been contaminated by an infected person.

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Treatment

Combination antibiotic known as trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra).

No effective alternative antibiotics for people unable to take trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole.

Deaths

There are no deaths cause by this illness