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Texas Private Club 1996

Sixteen people who attended business meetings held at a private club developed diarrhea. Seven were confirmed to be infected with Cyclospora. A history of eating a berry dessert was associated with a risk of illness. Case patients recalled eating strawberries, but restaurant staff reports were inconsistent concerning the types of berries that were in the dessert.

  • Outbreak began:
  • May 1996
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • N/A
  • Organism(s):
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Fruit, Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Private Club
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 16
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 7
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 9
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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