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2015 Multistate Outbreak of Cyclospora

In July 2015 the CDC announced an outbreak of cyclosporiasis linked to consumption of cilantro. As of August 21, 2015 495 ill persons were confirmed in 30 states. Most of these persons experienced illness onset on or after May 1, 2015 and did not have a history of international travel within 2 weeks of symptom onset. Texas, Wisconsin and Georgia reported clusters of illnesses linked to restaurants or events.

  • Outbreak began:
  • May 2015
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California, New York, Wisconsin, Utah, Iowa, Washington, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Virginia, Arkansas, Montana, New Mexico, Kansas, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey
  • Organism(s):
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Cilantro
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • home, restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 495
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 495
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown

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