As of yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control is reporting 372 cases of cyclospora infection in the U.S. Twenty one people have been hospitalized as a result. "The concern here is that we've not seen this amount of cases in a short period in a while. Texas has reported 112 cases." Dr. Gonzalez says there haven't been any cases in Laredo yet. They are taking the necessary precautions however. "We are monitoring it. We have not confirmed a case. We have advised our medical community to consider it." The best way to prevent this from happening to you is to wash your fruits and vegetables very good. If you can cook them, that's even better. Lettuce is being thought to be a carrier as well as raspberries. The symptoms include stomach cramps, fever and diarrhea. "We have 40 percent of our population that's uninsured, so they wait until they're really sick." Local family practitioner Javier Montes, tells us people might try to treat it like a normal stomach virus by drinking gatorade or eating soup, but that won't work. "This is actually a parasite. It's an infectious bug that won't go away in three to four days." Instead you need an anti-biotic to treat the parasite. The symptoms don't set in right away. Instead, you will likely get sick a week after eating the contaminated food. "We don't see it here very often. this is usually seen in tropical or sub tropical climates like in South America." The U.S Food and Drug Administration is investigating the outbreak of cyclospora.