CDC’s Cyclospora update

As we’re sure most of you know, the parasite Cyclospora cayetanensis, a protozoan currently causing gastrointestinal symptoms in 397 people in 16 states and New York City. The source of the outbreak is thought to be pre-packaged salad mix in Iowa.

Via the CDC: “Nebraska and Iowa have performed investigations within their states and have shared the results of those investigations with CDC. Based on their analysis, Cyclospora infections in their states are linked to a salad mix. CDC will continue to work with federal, state, and local partners in the investigation to determine whether this conclusion applies to the increase in cases of cyclosporiasis in other states. It is not yet clear whether the cases from all of the states are part of the same outbreak.”

For more information, see here.

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