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Cyclospora in Iowa, Nebraska, Texas, Wisconsin, Georgia, Connecticut, Illinois, Kansas and New Jersey

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  announced late Wednesday that a total of 275 cases of cyclospora infection have been reported in nine states since mid-June.

The number of cases identified in each state is as follows: Iowa (127), Nebraska (68), Texas (65), Wisconsin (4), Georgia (2), Connecticut (1), Illinois (1), Kansas (1), and New Jersey (1).

The cases in Kansas and Illinois may have been acquired out-of-state, CDC says.

Illness onset dates range from the middle of June through early July, according to health officials.

Of those sickened, at least ten have been hospitalized in three states, according to CDC.

“No food items have been implicated to date, but public health authorities are pursuing all leads,” CDC notes in its outbreak report. “Previous outbreak investigations have implicated various types of fresh produce.”

CDC says it is still not clear whether all of the reported cyclospora cases are linked to the same outbreak.

The agency expects more cases to be reported, and will post them on its outbreak page as it becomes aware of them.

 

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  • musicchick581

    I am in NJ and have the same symptoms and have been sick 3 weeks now. I wonder if this is what I have.