A Cyclospora outbreak that has sickened at least 45 people has been linked to Taco Del GNAR in Ridgway, CO. Health officials are asking everyone who has eaten at the restaurant since May 1, whether or not they became ill, to complete a survey. This information will aid in the outbreak investigation. Any customer experiencing symptoms such as watery diarrhea should see a doctor and get tested for Cyclospora.
Do You Need a Cyclospora Lawyer?
Between May 1 and June 15, 62 cases of cyclosporiasis, the infection caused by the parasite Cyclospora, have been reported in Colorado, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. (CDPHE) That’s about the same as the annual average of 63 cases reported between 2017 and 2022.
As the lead agency on this outbreak investigation, CDPHE is working with Ouray County Public Health to identify the food source. Cyclospora outbreaks are often caused by contaminated produce. Previous outbreaks have been linked to basil, cilantro, prepared salads, vegetables, and berries.
Located at 630 Sherman St. in Ridgway, Taco Del GNAR opened in 2013.
FDA Investigating Two Cyclospora Outbreaks
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating two ongoing Cyclospora outbreaks. This outbreak is not part of either of those outbreaks.
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