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Naming Likely Cyclospora Source Was ‘Rush to Judgment,’ Says ‘Perishable Pundit’

Naming Taylor Farms de Mexico as the likely source of this summer’s national Cyclosporiasis outbreak was a “rush to judgment” still without sufficient evidence, says “Perishable Pundit” Jim Prevor. The award-winning food writer, editor and lecturer from Boca Raton, FL, says in the current digital issue of his column that  “there was an unseemly rush to… Continue Reading

Cyclospora Illnesses Reach 646 in 24 States

At least 646 people have now fallen ill with Cyclospora infections in connection with an outbreak that hit 24 states between June and August, according to the latest update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At least 44 of those individuals have been hospitalized. Those ill range in age from less than… Continue Reading

More Cases Counted in Multi-State Cyclospora Outbreak

A total of 658 Cyclospora cases have been counted among residents of 23 states, according to case-count updates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Texas Department of State Health Services on Friday. The CDC cautioned that although the investigation of cases continues, available evidence suggests that not all of the cases… Continue Reading

CDC: Not All Cyclospora Cases Linked to Taylor Farms de Mexico

In a Monday update on the nationwide Cyclospora outbreak from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the agency stated that not all of the more than 600 current cases reported in 22 states and New York City are directly related to each other. Many of the recent cases have been reported from… Continue Reading

National Cyclospora Outbreak: What We Do and Don’t Know

Nearly two months have passed since state and federal health authorities first became aware on June 28 of two related cases of Cyclospora infection in Iowa residents. Considering Iowa typically sees one or two such cases a year, the small irregularity immediately caught the attention of state health officials. Within weeks, authorities had identified several… Continue Reading

Cyclospora Cases Reach 548, Including One in California

As of Monday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been notified of 548 cases of Cyclospora infection from the following 19 states: Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (including New York City), Ohio, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. The California case… Continue Reading