The Iowa Department of Public Health officials report 102 cases of Cyclospora infections in Iowa.
“Through interviews with those who have been ill and by mapping the onset of illness (mid-June), we have a very good indication the source of contamination was most likely a vegetable that has probably already been consumed or discarded (because of the limited shelf life of fresh produce),” said IDPH Medical Director, Dr. Patricia Quinlisk.
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and local health departments continue to investigate a gastrointestinal illness outbreak caused by a rare parasite called Cyclospora. There are currently 53 cases statewide concentrated mostly in the eastern part of the state. Three people have been hospitalized and were released.
In Texas, 42 cases of Cyclosporiasis have been reported within the last week. The majority of the cases have been in the Dallas Fort Worth area, according to Christine Mann, spokeswoman with the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Illinois and Wisconsin may also have cases linked.