Symptoms of cyclosporiasis (Cyclospora)

Learn about the symptoms of cyclosporiasis, what to look for and what to do if you become ill.

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What are the symptoms of cyclosporiasis?

Symptoms of cyclosporiasis may include:

  • watery diarrhea (this is the most common symptom)
  • abdominal bloating and gas
  • fatigue (tiredness)
  • stomach cramps
  • loss of appetite
  • weight loss
  • mild fever
  • nausea

When you eat or drink contaminated food or water, it may take 7 to 14 days for symptoms to appear.

If left untreated, you may have the symptoms for a few days up to a few months. Most people have symptoms for 6 to 7 weeks. Sometimes, symptoms may go away and then return.

What do you do if you become ill?

Call your health care provider if you have signs of illness and have reason to believe you have cyclosporiasis.

If you become ill, drink plenty of water or fluids to prevent dehydration from diarrhea.

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