WASHINGTON â€” Is an outbreak of a nasty stomach bug over? Depends on who you ask.
Iowa officials say that almost 150 cyclospora infections in their state were linked to a bagged lettuce mix and the threat is over. Federal officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration aren't so sure, saying it is too early to say if the outbreak is over. There are almost 400 illnesses total in 15 states.
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about the infections and the outbreak:
Q: What are cyclospora infections?
LITTLE ROCK â€” The chairman of the Arkansas Democratic Party on Wednesday announced he was stepping down after two and a half years at the helm as he considers a potential run for public office next year.
The state party announced that Will Bond would serve until Sept. 14, when the party's state committee elects a new chairman. Gov. Mike Beebe, a Democrat, announced he's backing Vincent Insalaco as Bond's replacement.