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US Cyclospora cases surge to 1,020

In 2021, multiple outbreaks of cyclosporiasis cases associated with different restaurants or events were investigated by state public health authorities, CDC, and FDA.CDC investigated two large multistate outbreaks of cyclosporiasis, one including 40 illnesses and one with 130 illnesses, in which ill people reported eating various types of leafy greens. State officials and FDA conducted traceback investigations for these two outbreaks, but a specific type or grower of leafy greens was not identified as the source of either outbreak.

As of September 28, 2021, 1,020 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 37 jurisdictions, including 36 states and New York City, since May 1, 2021.The median illness onset date is June 25, 2021 (range: May 1–August 31, 2021).

At least 70 people have been hospitalized; no deaths have been reported.

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