ATLANTA – The Georgia Restaurant Association is alerting restaurants of potential intestinal illness spread by contaminated food or water.
As 11Alive previously reported, doctors in the metro Atlanta area have reported an influx of patients with the parasite cyclospora.
Symptoms of cyclosporiasis infection include diarrhea, vomiting and nausea.
Earlier this week, the Food and Drug Administration traced hundreds of cases in the U.S. of cystoisosporiasis to cilantro from the Mexican state of Puebla.
The Georgia Department of Public Health is working to investigate recent reports of cyclosporiasis infections.
Anyone with information on suspected contamination sources is asked to call 1-866-PUBHLTH (782-4584).
People ill with symptoms of the illness should seek healthcare for treatment, according to health officials.