48 In Texas Acquire Intestinal Infection

(CNN) — Forty-eight new cases of an intestinal infection caused by ingesting food or water contaminated with feces have been reported in Texas this past week alone, officials said Thursday.

Most reports come from the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The source of the illness is unknown.

In the past, imported fresh produce led to outbreaks of cyclospora infection in the United States. The Texas Department of State Health Services has not confirmed whether the latest reports are produce-related.

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