Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

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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

Illnesses in 2018 hit at least 511 and hospitalized 24.  So far in 2020, at least 546 sickened and 34 hospitalized – if you count Canada.  And, there are more to count.

FDA’s traceback investigation is ongoing to determine the cause and source of the outbreak. Salad ingredients (iceberg lettuce, carrots, red cabbage) continue to

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),

The numbers are surely to increase.

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

Fresh Express, out of an abundance of caution, has issued a voluntary recall of branded and private label salad products produced at its Streamwood, IL facility that contain iceberg lettuce, red cabbage and/or carrot ingredients due to a possible health risk from Cyclospora. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 200

Illness Onset Date Range: 5/11/2020 – 6/17/2020

Total Illnesses: 206

Hospitalizations: 23

States with cases and numbers of ill : Iowa (74), Illinois (57), Kansas (1), Minnesota (25), Missouri (10), Nebraska (20), North Dakota (6), Wisconsin (13)

Cyclospora cayetanensis is a parasite that is so small it can only be seen under a microscope. When

North Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin and Illinois.

The CDC reports today that 206 people with laboratory confirmed Cyclospora infections and who reported eating bagged salad mix before getting sick have been reported from 8 Midwestern states (Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin). Illnesses started on dates ranging from

According to the CDC, foodborne outbreaks of Cyclospora cayetanensis have been reported in the United States since the mid-1990s and have been linked to various types of imported fresh produce, including raspberries, basil, snow peas, mesclun lettuce, and cilantro – mostly imports.

In 2017, the CDC created a table that provides information about 39 reported

The CDC reports that as of June 20, 2020, 122 people with laboratory confirmed Cyclospora infections and who reported eating bagged salad mix before getting sick have been reported from 7 Midwestern states (Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Wisconsin).

Illnesses started on dates ranging from May 11, 2020 to June 15, 2020. 19