Cdc Blames Raspberries

NPR's Vicki Que reports that contaminated raspberries from Guatemala were the probable cause of last year's outbreak of gastro-intestinal illness in several states. The Centers for Disease Control concluded that the berries contained the parasite, Cyclospora (SIGH-cloh-SPOR-uh). This week's issue of the `New England Journal of Medicine' warns that such outbreaks will recur more often unless new methods are used to pasteurize foods.

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