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In 2019, multiple outbreaks of cyclosporiasis were identified and found to be linked to different produce items, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 10 percent of ill people were associated with a multistate outbreak of Cyclospora infections linked to fresh basil imported from Siga Logistics de RL de CV of Morelos, Mexico. As of Nov. 13, the most recent data shows 2,408 laboratory confirmed cases of cyclosporiasis were reported…
In 2019, multiple outbreaks of cyclosporiasis were identified and found to be linked to different produce items. As of November 13, 2019, 2,408 laboratory-confirmed cases of cyclosporiasis were reported to CDC by 37 states, District of Columbia, and New York City in people who became ill during May 1 to August 31, 2019 and who had no history of international travel during the 14-day period before illness onset.The median illness onset date was July 1, 2019 (range:…
CDC, public health and regulatory officials in multiple states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigated a multistate outbreak of Cyclospora cayetanensis infections. As of September 11, 2018, CDC was notified of 511 laboratory-confirmed cases of Cyclospora infections in people from 15 states and New York City who reported consuming a variety of salads from McDonald’s restaurants in the Midwest. Twenty-four (24) people were hospitalized. No deaths were reported. Epidemiologic and traceback evidence indicated that salads purchased…
CDC, public health and regulatory officials in 11 states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigated a multistate outbreak of Cyclospora infections. As of September 27, 2019, a total of 241 people with laboratory-confirmed Cyclospora infections associated with this outbreak were reported from 11 states:  Connecticut (1), Florida (62), Georgia (2), Iowa (2), Massachusetts (1), Minnesota (33), New York (131), Ohio (3), Rhode Island (1), South Carolina (1), and Wisconsin (4).  Exposures were reported in 5 states (Florida,…
As of August 28, 2019, 1,696 laboratory-confirmed cases of cyclosporiasis were reported to CDC by 33 states, District of Columbia and New York City in people who became ill since May 1, 2019 and who had no history of international travel during the 14-day period before illness onset. The median illness onset date was June 29, 2019 (range: May 1–August 13, 2019). At least 92 people were hospitalized; no deaths were reported. At this time, multiple clusters of…
Two hundred and five people with laboratory-confirmed Cyclospora infections and who reported eating fresh basil have been reported from 11 states; exposures occurred at restaurants in 5 states (Florida, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, and Wisconsin). Illnesses started on dates ranging from June 10, 2019 to July 18, 2019. Five people have been hospitalized. No deaths attributed to Cyclospora have been reported in this outbreak. Epidemiologic evidence and early product distribution information indicate that fresh basil from Siga…
CDC, public health and regulatory officials in multiple states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigated a multistate outbreak of Cyclospora cayetanensis infections. As of September 11, 2018, CDC was notified of 511 laboratory-confirmed cases of Cyclospora infections in people from 15 states and New York City who reported consuming a variety of salads from McDonald’s restaurants in the Midwest. Twenty-four (24) people were hospitalized. No deaths were reported. Epidemiologic and traceback evidence…
What is cyclospora?  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. The first known human cases of illness caused by cyclospora infection (that is, cyclosporiasis) were first discovered in 1977. An increase in the number of cases being reported…