USA/Canada – 1,139 Sickened by Cyclospora in the United States and Canada

1,139 Sickened by Cyclospora in the United States and Canada

727 tied to Fresh Express bagged salads – 412 sick from unknown product.

As of August 26, 2020, 1,102 laboratory-confirmed cases of cyclosporiasis in people who had no history of international travel during the 14-day period before illness onset have been reported to CDC by 35 jurisdictions, including 34 states and New York City, since May 1, 2020.

The median illness onset date is June 11, 2020 (range: May 1–August 15, 2020). At least 78 people have been hospitalized; no deaths have been reported.

In Canada, as of July 8, 2020, there are 37 confirmed cases of Cyclospora illness linked to this outbreak in three provinces: Ontario (26), Quebec (10) and Newfoundland and Labrador (1). Individuals became sick between mid-May and mid-June 2020. One individual has been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. Individuals who became ill are between 21 and 70 years of age. The majority of cases (76%) are female.

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