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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 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 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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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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Des Moines cryptosporidium outbreak case count at 68, linked to swimming pools

The Hawkeye State is battling it’s third gastrointestinal disease outbreak of the summer and it’s another parasite. The Des Moines Register reports today that The Polk County Department of Public Health 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...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 25th, 2013
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Cyclospora outbreak tops 275 cases, New Jersey reports first case of the parasitic infection

With the numbers continuing to climb in the current Cyclospora outbreak, federal health authorities reporting approximate 284 cases as of this writing, the investigation continues into the source of the outbreak More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013
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Iowa Cyclospora outbreak total now at 127 cases, Connecticut and Georgia added to the outbreak picture

The case count in the Cyclospora outbreak in Iowa and nationwide continues to rise, with the latest numbers from the Iowa Dept. of Public Health  reporting 127 cases, or 47 percent of the national total. Nationally, More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, July 22nd, 2013
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Cyclospora outbreak tops 250 cases

The cyclospora outbreak that has affected parts of the Midwest continues to increase in cases as the total number now exceeds 250, in at least six states. Image/CDC The vast majority of cases have been reported More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, July 20th, 2013
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Iowa Cyclospora outbreak: A few words with Dr. Patricia Quinlisk

The outbreak of the protozoan parasite, Cyclospora, continues to affect more people in more states in the Midwest. There are scores of people infected in Nebraska and Texas, and other states in this part of the More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, July 17th, 2013
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Nebraska Cyclospora outbreak eclipses 50 cases, Iowa rises to 87

The investigation into the outbreak of the rare parasitic infection, Cyclospora, continues in Nebraska as health officials report there are currently 53 cases statewide concentrated mostly in the eastern part of More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, July 15th, 2013
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Iowa Cyclospora outbreak rises to 71 cases

In a follow-up on the Cyclospora outbreak in Iowa, the Iowa Department of Public Health reports that the number of cases to date has increased to 71, with four out of 10 cases reported from Linn County. Four Cyclospora More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, July 13th, 2013
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Cyclospora outbreak: Iowa reports 60 cases, Nebraska reports 22

In an update to the Cyclospora outbreak reported from the Midwest United States, both Iowa and Nebraska released new numbers in the past 48 hours. In Iowa, health officials are reporting 60 cases of the parasitic More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, July 13th, 2013
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Iowa health officials say ‘fresh vegetables, not fruit’ possible source of Cyclospora outbreak

The Iowa Department of Public Health, CDC and local public health agencies are investigating an outbreak of an intestinal illness caused by Cyclospora (a rare parasite). As of  July 12, 45 cases of Cyclospora infections More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 11th, 2013
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Iowa Cyclospora outbreak rises to 39 cases

In a follow-up to the rapidly changing Cyclospora outbreak in the Hawkeye State, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting the number of cases of the parasitic infection to be 39 as of July 11. This More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
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Iowa and Nebraska investigate outbreaks of the parasite, Cyclospora

In a follow-up to a story last week, Iowa Department of Public Health officials, in collaboration with CDC and local public health agencies, are investigating an outbreak of an intestinal illness caused by Cyclospora. As More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 4th, 2013
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Iowa reports seven cases of Cyclospora infection

Iowa health officials are investigating the source of an uncommon parasitic infection, which has sickened at least seven people in the past two weeks, according to a press-citizen.com report yesterday. The cyclospora More...


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