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 form of cryptosporidium. Cyclospora cayetanensis is the only species of this organism found in humans. The first known human cases of illness caused

Interim Report: Blue-Ribbon Panel on the Prevention of Foodborne Cyclospora Outbreaks

The 1996 cyclosporiasis outbreak in the United States and Canada associated with the late spring harvest of imported Guatemalan-produced raspberries was an early warning to public health officials and the produce industry that the international sourcing of produce means that infectious agents once thought

CDC, public health and regulatory officials in multiple states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigated a multistate outbreak of Cyclospora cayetanensis infections.

As of September 11, 2018, CDC was notified of 511 laboratory-confirmed cases of Cyclospora infections in people from 15 states and New York City who reported consuming a variety of

Fresh Express – McDonald’s Cyclospora Salad Outbreak –As of September 11, 2018, CDC was notified of 511 laboratory-confirmed cases of Cyclospora infections in people from 15 states and New York City who reported consuming salads from McDonald’s restaurants in the Midwest. The Connecticut, New York City, Tennessee, and Virginia case-patients purchased salads while traveling

CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of Cyclospora infections. At this time, there is no evidence to suggest that this cluster of illnesses is related to the  Cyclosporaoutbreak linked to Del Monte fresh produce vegetable trays.

As of

As of August 16, 2018 (3pm EDT), a total of 476 laboratory-confirmed cases of Cyclospora infection were reported in people who consumed salads from McDonald’s restaurants; the cases were reported by 15 states. Note, the Connecticut, Tennessee, and Virginia case-patients purchased salads while traveling in Illinois; the Florida case-patient purchased a salad while traveling in

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – The first lawsuit was filed today against Fresh Express Incorporated, the produce supplier for McDonald’s, on behalf of Kellie McCall, who developed a Cyclospora infection after consuming a McDonald’s salad. Ms. McCall is represented by Marler Clark, the food safety law firm, and Wandro and Associates, a respected Iowa law firm. 

The CDC reports that 395 people in 15 states have become ill. There have been 16 hospitalizations and no deaths. The FDA, CDC, along with state and local officials are investigating a multi-state outbreak of cyclosporiasis illnesses likely linked to salads from McDonald’s restaurants. FDA, CDC, state, and local partners are currently investigating several Cyclospora 

Del Monte: As of July 19, 2018,  a total of 237 laboratory-confirmed cases of Cyclospora infection were reported in people who consumed pre-packaged Del Monte Fresh Produce vegetable trays containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip from 4 states.

The median illness onset date among patients is June 1, 2018 (range: May 14 to June