What to Watch For In A Massive Flukefish Outbreak In The Gulf Of Mexico article Posted September 09, 2018 09:51:25 A huge flukeworm outbreak in California has brought the total number of cases in the state to 3,000, officials said Thursday.
More than 50 million pounds of the parasites were recovered from people who had been infected, the California Department of Public Health said.
The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, which manages the state’s public health, has been investigating the outbreak.
The disease is spreading in California’s Pacific Coast, where the California-Mexico border meets.
At least three other cases have been reported in Texas, Texas Health and Human Services said.
At the beginning of the week, more than 5 million pounds had been recovered from the California region, and a total of about 20 million pounds is now in quarantine, officials have said.
About one-third of those cases have come from a ranch owned by the family of a California rancher who contracted the disease.
Officials say the outbreak has affected a number of people, including the family and several workers.
Some of the sick have been hospitalized.
Authorities have been warning people to stay away from areas where the fluke is known to live and to report anyone who has come in contact with them to their local public health department.
The fluke was first reported in February.
It was first identified in June by a Texas rancher, but the virus spread to the San Francisco Bay area, California and the San Diego region in September.
It has since been found in Hawaii and has also been found to have spread to other states.
In April, it was discovered that the virus had been transferred from an infected person to a person in a different state.
It’s also suspected that flukeworms are being released into the ocean as they travel from the Pacific to the Atlantic.
The state’s Department of Health has reported that nearly a third of the people with the disease have recovered.
In the first half of 2018, there were an estimated 1,800 cases in California, officials say.
Officials have said that the spread is due to a combination of the flue-feeding and fluke-infection viruses.