Cyclospora illnesses occurring in multiple restaurant-related clusters have driven this summer’s total number of cases to 1,696, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At least 205 of these illnesses are part of a Cyclospora outbreak linked to basil imported from Mexico. Health officials don’t know yet if contaminated basil is the source of any of the other reported cases.
The imported basil Cyclospora outbreak includes 205 people from 11 states who ate contaminated food in five states: NY, FL, MN, OH and WI. These case-patients, who range in age from 15 to 98 years old, reported onset of symptoms on dates ranging from June 10, 2019 to July 18, 2019.
After the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) determined that affected stores and restaurants had a common basil supplier, Siga Logistics de RL de CV of Morelos, Mexico issued a recall at the agency’s request. Although the contaminated product should no longer be on stores shelves, consumers and restaurants who have purchased basil from Mexico should check recall information carefully.
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