CDC: Texas Cyclospora Cases Linked to Cilantro

ATLANTA — Some of the cyclospora parasite cases in Texas can be traced back to fresh cilantro from Mexico, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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Investigations at three unnamed restaurants and a grocery store by the CDC, Food and Drug Administration and Texas health officials confirmed all ill persons had consumed cilantro from Puebla, Mexico.

A total of 278 people in Texas were sickened by cyclospora during the summer outbreak.

Health officials in Iowa and Nebraska had previously linked cyclospora illnesses in those states to salad mixes from Taylor Farms de Mexico.

The CDC said the cyclospora outbreaks were likely over. The agency reported 643 illnesses in 25 states from June to August.

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