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Cyclospora – See information video Cyclospora cayetanensis is a unicellular, microscopic parasite that can cause food- or water-related gastrointestinal illness. Cyclospora cannot be transmitted directly from one person to another through infected fecal matter; the parasite must complete part of its lifecycle outside of a host. Most cases of cyclosporiasis occur in underdeveloped tropical and subtropical regions of the world where the parasite is endemic. In the United States, Cyclospora causes about 11,000 illnesses and 11 hospitalizations, but infestations of this…
Shenandoah Growers, Inc (Harrisonburg, VA) out of an abundance of caution, has issued a limited, voluntary recall of approximately 3240 units of branded fresh cut, packaged organic basil clamshells packed at its Indianapolis, Indiana location due to a possible health risk from Cyclospora. Cyclosporiasis is an intestinal infection caused by the Cyclospora parasite. A person may become infected after ingesting contaminated food or water. Common symptoms include severe abdominal pain, watery diarrhea, nausea and vomiting,…
  Cyclospora – Salads As of September 23, 2020, a total of 701 people with laboratory confirmed Cyclospora infections associated with this outbreak were reported from 14 states: GA, IL, IA, KS, MA, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, PA, SD, WI. Exposures were reported in 13 states (IL, IA, KS, MA, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, PA, SD, WI). Illnesses started on dates ranging from May 11, 2020 to July 24, 2020. Ill people ranged in…
Southeastern Grocers announced Friday that they are voluntarily recalling SE Grocers Naturally Better Organic Fresh Cut Basil. The recall is due to Cyclospora. Cyclospora infections, known as cyclosporiasis, can cause diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting, among other symptoms. SE Grocers says if customers still have this product, regardless of the expiration date, they should throw it out or return it to the store purchased for a full refund. BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarkets…
Cyclospora is a parasite composed of one cell, too small to be seen without a microscope. The organism was previously thought to be a blue-green alga or a large form of Cryptosporidium. Cyclospora cayetanensis is the only species of this organism found in humans. Cyclosporiasis is an intestinal illness caused by the parasite Cyclospora cayetanensis, which is transmissible by ingestion of fecally contaminated food or water.[1] Cyclosporiasis is most common in tropical and subtropical…
CDC, public health and regulatory officials in 14 states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigated a multistate outbreak of Cyclospora infections. In Canada, as of July 8, 2020, there are 37 confirmed cases of Cyclospora illness linked to this outbreak in three provinces: Ontario (26), Quebec (10) and Newfoundland and Labrador (1). Individuals became sick between mid-May and mid-June 2020. One individual has been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. Individuals who became…
The CDC reports that as of August 12, 2020, a total of 690 people with laboratory-confirmed Cyclospora infections associated with this outbreak have been reported from 13 states: Georgia (1), Illinois (209), Iowa (206), Kansas (5), Massachusetts (1), Minnesota (86), Missouri (57) Nebraska (55), North Dakota (6), Ohio (4), Pennsylvania (2), South Dakota (13), and Wisconsin (45). The ill person from Georgia purchased and ate a bagged salad product while traveling in Missouri. Illnesses started on dates…
The number of reported cases of domestically acquired cyclosporiasis has increased from the previous month and has been elevated since May 1, 2020. As of July 29, 2020, 779 laboratory-confirmed cases of cyclosporiasis have been reported to CDC by 28 states and New York City since May 1, 2020 in people who had no history of international travel during the 14-day period before illness onset. The median illness onset date was June 8, 2020 (range:…
Products were sold in many states under either the brand name Fresh Express or the store brand labels ALDI Little Salad Bar, Giant Eagle, Hy-Vee, Jewel-Osco Signature Farms, ShopRite Wholesome Pantry, and Walmart Marketside. Since the last case count update on July 9, 2020, 132 new laboratory-confirmed Cyclospora infections have been reported, including 16 from three new states: Georgia, Pennsylvania, and South Dakota. As of  July 22, 2020, a total of 641 people with laboratory-confirmed…
Since the last case count update on June 26, 2020, 303 new laboratory confirmed Cyclospora infections have been reported. The CDC reported today that as of July 8, 2020, a total of 509 people with laboratory confirmed Cyclospora infections associated with this outbreak have been reported from 8 states: Illinois (151), Iowa (160), Kansas (5), Minnesota (63), Missouri (46) Nebraska (48), North Dakota (6), and Wisconsin (30). Illnesses started on dates ranging from May 11, 2020 to July…