How 138 acquired Cyclospora remains a mystery.

The number of reported cases of domestically acquired cyclosporiasis has increased from the previous month and has been elevated since May 1, 2020.

As of July 29, 2020, 779 laboratory-confirmed cases of cyclosporiasis have been reported to CDC by 28 states and New York City since May 1,

SEATTLE, August 5, 2020.  William “Bill” Marler, food safety advocate and foodborne illness attorney since 1993, whose Seattle law firm, Marler Clark, has been retained by victims of the recent Fresh Express Cyclospora outbreak and recent Salmonella outbreaks linked Thomson International onions, called today on both companies to pay the medical bills and lost wages

Products were sold in many states under either the brand name Fresh Express or the store brand labels ALDI Little Salad Bar, Giant Eagle, Hy-Vee, Jewel-Osco Signature Farms, ShopRite Wholesome Pantry, and Walmart Marketside.

Since the last case count update on July 9, 2020, 132 new laboratory-confirmed Cyclospora infections have been reported, including 16 from

Cyclosporiasis is an intestinal illness caused by the microscopic parasite Cyclospora cayetanensis. People can become infected with Cyclospora by consuming food or water contaminated with the parasite. People living or traveling in countries where cyclosporiasis is endemic may be at increased risk for infection.

Above Images: Infected people shed unsporulated (non-infective; immature) Cyclosporacayetanensis

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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