Public health officials in Sweden are investigating an outbreak of Cryptosporidium infections.

The Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten) said it was trying to find the source of the outbreak caused by the parasite Cryptosporidium, which causes cryptosporidiosis.

Since mid-December 2023, 68 people from 14 regions have been infected. The

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New cases of domestically acquired Cyclosporiasis were likely reported in September, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta has not yet released a tally, 

 It’s unlikely, however, that 2021 will top 2018 when there were a total of 2,299 laboratory-confirmed cyclosporiasis cases reported from 33 states.
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Spanish authorities have issued a warning about a parasite in anchovies after three people fell ill.

The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) reported a brand of anchovies in vinegar from Spain could contain anisakis. Three people have been affected with mild symptoms in the country.

The product
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Officials in Sweden are investigating a recent increase in the number of cryptosporidiosis cases.

Folkhälsomyndigheten (Public Health Agency of Sweden) has linked some illnesses to one brand of an unpasteurized pre-purchased freshly pressed fruit and vegetable drink. Investigations indicate it is spinach in the drink, delivered in October, that is
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For a month now people in New York have been testing positive for parasitic infections that health officials say appear to have a foodborne vector.

There are currently 11 laboratory-confirmed patients infected with the Cyclospora parasite, according to an alert from the New York State Department of Health. At least
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