Likely as not, there is someone out there who practiced every pandemic precaution only to become infected with Cyclospora in the past month. The small intestine infection usually announces itself with frequent watery and sometimes explosive diarrhea and bowel movements.

In the past month, an additional 402 cases of “domestically
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Editor’s note: Late this afternoon the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its patient count for this outbreak. The U.S. patient count has topped 500, now standing at 509.

A troublesome Cyclospora outbreak continues to grow in North America with 37 confirmed cases in Canada added to 206
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Citing the discovery of an infectious parasite in domestic produce this summer, the head of the FDA yesterday committed to using science to address foodborne pathogens.

A special government testing program found the Cyclospora parasite in U.S. cilantro earlier this year, marking the first time ever that the microscopic animal
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The FDA reports advances in testing helped investigators during an outbreak of cyclospora infections this summer. More than 500 people were confirmed infected, but the outbreak is over according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Outbreak investigations at state and federal levels showed a link between McDonald’s salads
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Public Health England is investigating an increase in Cyclospora infections for the fourth successive year. Up to early August, 57 cases had been reported in England, Scotland and Wales, of which 46 had travelled to Mexico.

Where information is known, people who were infected stayed at several different hotels in
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Editor’s note: U.S. Rep Rosa DeLauro sent this letter to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Friday.

Dear Commissioner Gottlieb:

I write out of concern about the current outbreak of cyclosporiasis as well as the transparency and timeliness of your agency’s ongoing investigation.

As of this week, the Centers for
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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), the Minnesota Department of Health, and local health departments are investigating an increase of Cyclospora infections.

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To date, 11 ill patients in Wisconsin and three in Minnesota have reported purchasing a vegetable tray from a Wisconsin
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Almost 1,000 people in the United States have contracted infections from  Cyclospora parasites since May 1. Health officials are baffled, saying they haven’t been able to discover the source of the microscopic creatures, which infect humans via contaminated food and/or water.

There were 988 laboratory-confirmed victims in the ongoing outbreak,
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