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Cyclospora Outbreak Expands to 635 in 22 States

As of August 23, the CDC reported a total of 610 cases of Cyclospora infection being reported from 22 states and New York City. The number of cases identified in each area is as follows: Texas (258), Iowa (156), Nebraska (86), Florida (31), Wisconsin (16), Illinois (11), Arkansas (10), New York City (7), Georgia (5), Missouri (5), Kansas (4), Louisiana (3), New Jersey (3), Connecticut (2), Minnesota (2), New York (2), Ohio (2), Virginia (2), California (1), New Hampshire (1), South Dakota (1), Tennessee (1), and Wyoming (1).

As of this morning, Texas is reporting a total of 283 cases of Cyclospora infection being reported in Texas in 2013 with the vast majority having onsets in June and July. Most Texas cases are reported from the Dallas/Fort Worth area. DSHS is investigating the cases to identify possible common exposures and to determine whether they are linked to an outbreak in other states.