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Cyclospora: 11 States, 285 Ill, No Source Determined

Iowa, Nebraska, Texas, Wisconsin, Georgia, Connecticut, New Jersey, Minnesota, Ohio. Illinois and Kansas.

The CDC reports that as of July 24, 2013 (5pm EDT), CDC has been notified of a total of 285 cases of Cyclospora infection reported from 11 states. The number of cases identified in each state is as follows: Iowa (138)†, Nebraska (70)†, Texas (66)†, Wisconsin (3), Georgia (2), Connecticut (1), Illinois (1)‡, Kansas (1)‡, Minnesota (1), New Jersey (1), and Ohio (1).

Most of the illness onset dates have ranged from mid-June through early July.

At least 18 persons reportedly have been hospitalized in three states.

No food items have been implicated to date, but public health authorities are pursuing all leads. Previous outbreak investigations have implicated various types of fresh produce.

It is not yet clear whether the cases from all of the states are part of the same outbreak.

No common events (e.g., social gatherings) have been identified among the case patients.

Additional cases are currently under investigation and will be included on this page as states confirm them.

† Total may include some international travel-associated cases (interviews pending)

‡ Includes one case that was likely acquired in a neighboring state involved in the outbreak