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2005 Outbreak of Cycloporiasis at a Private Club, Massachusetts

Visitors to the Chilton Club, in Massachusetts, became infected with the parasite, Cyclospora. The private club hosted a dinner lecture in April where over fifty people became infected. Health department officials were unable to pinpoint the food exposure.

  • Outbreak began:
  • April 2005
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Massachusetts
  • Organism(s):
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Unknown
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Private Club
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 58
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 58
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • No
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 0
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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