September 19, 2016
- Read the related statement from the U.S. Food and Drug AdministrationExternal
- Advice for consumers about prevention and recognition of cyclosporiasis can be found here.
Cyclospora cayetanensis is a single-celled parasite that causes an intestinal
infection called cyclosporiasis.
Case Count Update
As of September 16, 2016 (5pm EDT), CDC has been notified of a total of 384 laboratory-confirmed cases of cyclosporiasis in persons with illness onset in 2016. Of these 384 case-patients, at least 134 with illness onset on/after May 1 became infected in the United States. These 134 persons were from the following 25 states: Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (including New York City), North Carolina, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.
More information about Cyclospora can be found on CDC’s Cyclospora pages: https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/cyclosporiasis/