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By Robert Herriman On Friday, July 25th, 2014
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Texas cyclospora case count jumps to 92

The number of cases of the parasitic infection, Cyclospora, has increased further in Texas, according to state health officials. Oocysts of C. cayetanensis viewed under differential interference contrast (DIC) microscopy.Image/CDC More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
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Cyclospora surge reported in Texas

One year ago was the beginning of an outbreak of the parasitic protozoan parasite, Cyclospora, which in the end infected a total of 631 persons from 25 states and New York City. Texas accounted for the most More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, July 14th, 2014
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Maine reports Cyclospora cluster, first cases since 2010

The Maine Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported four cases of cyclosporiasis in the state in recent weeks. The cases were reported to Maine CDC from June 24-July 7th. The last known case reported in a Maine More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
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CDC: Cyclospora outbreaks ‘appears to be over’

The multistate cyclospora outbreak, which was first reported on in early July in Iowa, appears to be over, according to officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in a final update released More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
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Texas cyclospora outbreak linked to fresh cilantro from Mexico in some cases

While the cyclospora outbreak in the states of Iowa and Nebraska were linked to salad mix from Taylor Farms de Mexico back in August, investigations into the state that has recorded the most cases of the parasitic More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, September 15th, 2013
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Cyclospora outbreak rises to at least 674 cases nationally

The outbreak of the parasitic disease, cyclospora, which was first recognized in late June, has grown to at least 674 cases nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Image/CDC The More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, September 2nd, 2013
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The number of cyclospora cases in Texas shoot past 300

According to a recent update from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), the number of cases of the parasitic infection has climbed to 304, an increase of 26 cases in a week. DSHS officials say most More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, August 25th, 2013
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Cyclospora outbreak eclipses 600 cases, Texas accounting for 4 out of 10

As of August 22, 2013, a total of 609 ill persons with Cyclospora infection have been reported from 22 states, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) numbers. This number from the CDC doesn’t More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
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Cyclospora outbreak expands to 19 states, Taylor Farms de Mexico suspends production of salad mix

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported as of Tuesday, the multistate cyclospora outbreak has risen to 548 cases in 19 states. California, New Hampshire and Virginia are now reporting cases More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, August 8th, 2013
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Cyclospora outbreak tops 500 nationwide, Florida reports case number 27

The cyclospora outbreak that has affected people in 16 states has eclipsed the 500 case mark reaching 504, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) update today. Oocysts of C. cayetanensis More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
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Texas cyclospora case count climbs to 181

Texas has become the state with the most cases of the parasitic infection, cyclosporiasis, with an updated total today at 181 cases, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Dallas County, More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, August 2nd, 2013
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Cyclospora outbreak in Iowa and Nebraska linked to Taylor Farms de Mexico salad mix: FDA

In a follow-up to the announcements Tuesday by the Iowa and Nebraska health departments, which linked bagged salad mix to the cyclospora outbreak in their states, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has confirmed More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, August 2nd, 2013
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Cyclospora outbreak reaches 400 cases, Louisiana becomes latest state to report parasite

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that as of Thursday, they have been notified of 400 cases of the parasitic infection, cyclosporiasis, from 17 health departments from across the country. Cyclospora More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, August 1st, 2013
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Cyclospora affects three in Hillsborough County, Florida reports 25 cases total

Florida has not been immune to the parasitic outbreak of cyclospora that has affected 378 people in 16 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) yesterday. The Sunshine State is now More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
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Iowa: Exposure to cyclospora tainted salad mix could have occurred at 50 restaurants and grocery stores

The investigation into the cyclospora outbreak in Iowa has revealed some new information into where, as of July 31, 145 people contracted the protozoan parasite, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
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Texas cyclospora outbreak rises to 122 cases

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) said that there has been 122 cyclospora cases reported in the state in July, according to the health department website. Cyclospora cayetanensis Image/CDC Health More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
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Iowa and Nebraska cyclospora outbreaks linked to prepackaged bagged salad mix

The Iowa and Nebraska Departments of Health came out today with a new revelation concerning the cyclospora outbreak that has sickened 143 people in the Hawkeye State and 78 Nebraskans since mid-June. Cyclospora More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, July 29th, 2013
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Florida cyclospora cases increase by one, brings total to 24

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) today announced one additional case of  cyclospora in Florida, which brings the current total to 24 cases, including one hospitalization. Oocysts of C. cayetanensis viewed More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, July 28th, 2013
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CIDRAP director criticizes Cyclospora investigation

The director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) and University of Minnesota professor, Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, had some strong words about the state of the Cyclospora parasite More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, July 27th, 2013
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Iowa health officials investigate two gastrointestinal outbreaks: Cyclospora and Salmonella

Iowa is dealing with two gastrointestinal outbreaks–one parasitic and one bacterial. The Hawkeye State was the first state in the current multistate Cyclospora outbreak that has affected 321 people in 14 states More...


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