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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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Lyme disease, Babesia down significantly in Maine so far in 2014

Tick borne diseases in “The Pine Tree State” are ever present with cases of  Lyme disease, Babesia, and Anaplasmosis seen in pretty good numbers on an annual basis. In fact, the State of Maine saw are 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 Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
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Food Safety attorney, Bill Marler, talks about foodborne outbreaks and food safety law

The cyclospora outbreak,which sickened more than 600 people this year, was the number one foodborne outbreak of 2013, according to the website Food Safety News (FSN). Photo/Nodar Kherkheulidze via wikimedia commons The More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, December 26th, 2013
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The Top 10 Infectious Disease and Outbreak News stories of 2013

2013 was a year full of impactful infectious disease stories with outbreaks of diseases not before seen in humans, diseases seen in new parts of the planet and miracle stories of survivors. Drugs not approved in More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
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Discussing foodborne illness with Dr. Doug Powell

Outbreaks of salmonella and the parasite, cyclospora, have been big stories in the news during recent weeks and months. Image/CDC To sort out some of the latest foodborne illness news, food scientist and editor 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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Iowa investigates cryptosporidium outbreak, reporting 272 cases since June 1

As the Cyclospora outbreak in the Hawkeye State appears to be winding down, health officials are now facing an outbreak from another protozoan parasite called Cryptosporidium. The Iowa Department of Public Health 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 Brandon Jones On Monday, August 5th, 2013
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Dispatch Radio: August 3, 2013 – Naghmeh Abedini details Pastor Saeed imprisonment in Iran, Daniel McAdams discusses Iran, Syria, Egypt, Benghazi and foreign policy

AUGUST 3  GUESTS Naghmeh Abedini, wife of Christian pastor Saeed Abedini who is jailed in Iran, now for over one year (more details here) Follow Naghmeh will realtime updates on her Facebook page, click here Pastor 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...


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