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2014 Multistate Outbreak of Cyclosporiasis Linked to Consumption of Cilantro

As of August 26, 2014 the CDC had been notified of 304 ill persons with confirmed Cyclospora infection in 2014; of these 207 ill persons had no history of international travel within 2 weeks before onset of illness. Most (133, 64%) of the cases were reported from Texas and most (133, 64%) were reported in July 2014. Among the 183 persons with available information, 7 (4%) were hospitalized. There were no deaths. Local, state and federal agencies traced illnesses in Texas to fresh cilantro from Puebla, Mexico. As of August 26, 2014 there was no evidence to link cases outside of Texas to cilantro from Puebla Mexico.

  • Outbreak began:
  • June 2014
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California, New York, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Washington, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Arkansas, Montana, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Nebraska, New Jersey, Texas
  • Organism(s):
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Cilantro
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Home
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 304
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 304
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 7
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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