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Texas Restaurant 1996

An outbreak of cyclosporiasis was reported among persons who ate a Texas restaurant on May 22. A history of eating a dessert was reported by all case-patients and only one of nine controls. The desserts had been garnished with fresh berries. No other food exposures were associated with illness. None of the case-patients reported a history of eating any berries other than strawberries. However, since some of the attendees were also served blackberries and raspberries on the dessert plates, it was possible that some case-patients ate these other berries.

  • Outbreak began:
  • May 1996
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • N/A
  • Organism(s):
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Berries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 10
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 2
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 8
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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