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Cyclospora Infections Rise to 514

Residents of 17 states ill with cyclospora infections; 30 hospitalizations counted

At least 514 people have been found ill from Cyclospora infections since June across 17 states, according to the latest update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Of those ill, 30 have been hospitalized. New Hampshire is the latest state to include a case. The case count by state is now as follows: Arkansas… Continue Reading

Cyclospora Outbreak Hits 480

At least 480 people have been found ill from Cyclospora infections since June across 16 states, according to the latest update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Curiously, the CDC’s case count has still not caught up with illnesses reported out of Texas yesterday, where at least 171 people were sickened. The case count… Continue Reading

New Texas Illnesses Bring Cyclospora Case Count to 469

An increase of 44 cases in Texas over the weekend has brought the number of confirmed illnesses from recent Cyclospora outbreaks to 469, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. At least 171 Texans have fallen ill with Cyclospora since early June. Texas health department spokeswoman Christine Mann told Food Safety News investigators are… Continue Reading

Cyclospora Outbreak Linked to Taylor Farms Salad, Some Served at Olive Garden and Red Lobster

The outbreak of Cyclospora in Iowa and Nebraska that has caused hundreds of confirmed illnesses has been linked to Mexican-grown Taylor Farms salad mix, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Some of the contaminated salad mix was served at Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants, according to the Des Moines Register. Other restaurants… Continue Reading