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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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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 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...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, July 26th, 2013
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Cyclospora outbreak jumps to 321 cases, Florida investigating 23 cases

The multistate Cyclospora outbreak increased by 36 cases since yesterday’s update to a total of 321 cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today. This total is up from the More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 25th, 2013
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Cyclospora reported from Minnesota and Ohio, total number of states reporting the parasite is 11

With new cases of the protozoan parasite being reported from Minnesota and Ohio today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that 11 states have reported Cyclospora cases to the federal health 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 Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013
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‘Food Safety’ lawyers in search of Cyclospora plaintiffs

Although the source of the current cyclospora outbreak in the Midwestern US have not been pinpointed, and may never be, personal injury attorneys who “specialize” in foodborne illness have been actively 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 Sunday, July 21st, 2013
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Wisconsin reports four Cyclospora cases, Midwest total well over 200

Wisconsin is the latest state to report cases of the parasitic disease in it’s residents. According to a news release Friday, state health officials announced that four cases of gastrointestinal illnesses 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 Brandon Jones On Saturday, July 20th, 2013
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Dispatch Radio: July 20, 2013 – Dr Patricia Quinlisk talks cyclospora, Media Mikes movie reviews and Tampa Comic-Con update

JULY 20 GUESTS Dr. Patricia Quinlisk, Iowa Dept. of Public Health Medical Director and State Epidemiologist, to discuss the Cyclospora outbreak in Iowa News on Cyclopsora – click here Nebraska cyclospora More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, July 19th, 2013
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Nebraska Cyclospora case count rises to 63

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) along with local health departments continues it’s investigation into the outbreak of Cyclospora. As of July 19, the DHHS is reporting 63 cases, More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 18th, 2013
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Texas reports 45 Cyclospora cases, Iowa tops 100 cases

Texas health officials are reporting 45 cases of the parasitic infection Cyclospora, joining the Midwestern states of Iowa and Nebraska investigating outbreaks. According to a NBCDFW.com report today, cases include 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 Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
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Iowa-grown fruits or vegetables not suspected as cause of cyclospora outbreak

Some good news was reported from the Iowa Department of Public Health today concerning the Cyclospora outbreak that began this summer. First, health officials are saying the number of cases reported is decreasing. More...


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