Foodborne Illness Outbreak Database

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Puerto Rico Water System 2008

An outbreak of Cyclosporiasis was identified in rural Puerto Rico. Drinking water from the public drinking water system was the suggested vehicle. Whether the water system was a well, surface water, or treated water was not given. Water pressure reductions in March and April, interruption in water service, and changes in water appearance were associated with risk of illness.

  • Outbreak began:
  • April 2008
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • N/A
  • Organism(s):
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Water, Municipal
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Home
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 86
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 7
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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