Stomach bug hits Miller County

File photo: new case of Cyclospora found in Miller County

Miller County reports a case of the stomach bug Cyclospora. It's the fourth case reported to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

According to the department, the patient is a male in his mid-60s. He hasn't been hospitalized, but is under the care of a private physician.

Previously, the department announced that health providers in Jackson County, Taney County and the Kansas City metro area reported cases of Cyclospora.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is currently working with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other agencies to investigate whether these cases are linked to cases in other states. At this point, the source of the illnesses has not been confirmed.

Officials in Iowa and Nebraska have said they believe cases those two states are linked to bagged salad mix.

Cyclospora infections are mostly found in tropical or subtropical countries. Anyone experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms, including diarrhea (especially, those with prolonged symptoms), severe stomach cramps, or nausea, should seek medical attention.

For more information about Cyclospora, visit the CDC website.