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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).

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The latest CDC update on Sept. 10 shows that the federal health agency has been notified of 646 ill persons with of Cyclospora infection from 24 states: Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (including New York City), Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

This takes into account a total number of cases of 283 from Texas. However, the latest update from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) offers a case count of 311, 28 cases more than the CDC number.

According to the CDC, ill persons range in age from less than one year to 92 years, with a median age of 52 years. Fifty-seven percent (57%) of ill persons are female. Among 575 ill persons for whom information is available, 44 (8%) have reported being hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

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  1. More cases of parasitic infection in Texas | Outbreak News Today says:

    […] In 2013, the United States saw a large outbreak of the parasitic infection with more than 600 cases and Texas saw nearly 300. […]

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