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2013 Multistate Outbreak of Cyclospora cayetanensis

During June-August 2013, CDC, state and local public health officials, and the FDA investigated an unusually large number of reports of cyclosporiasis. A total of 631 persons were reported from 25 states and New York City. Investigators concluded that there were concurrent outbreaks occurring. Iowa and Nebraska health officials concluded that restaurant-associated cases of cyclosporiasis in their states were linked to a salad mix produced by Taylor Farms de Mexico. Most case patients in these two states became ill during June 15-29. Epidemiologic and traceback investigations conducted in Texas indicated that at least some of the illnesses among Texas residents were linked to fresh cilantro. Texas patients reported illness onset in July and August.

  • Outbreak began:
  • June 2013
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California, New York, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Arkansas, South Dakota, Kansas, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, Tennessee, Texas, Wyoming
  • Organism(s):
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Salad mix; cilantro
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Grocery Stores, Restaurants, Retail
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 631
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • No
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 49
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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