Cyclospora outbreak in the Midwestern U.S. sickens 206 linked to salad mix sold at Walmart, ALDI, Hy-Vee, and Jewel-Osco

The CDC and FDA are investigating a multistate outbreak of Cyclospora infections linked to bagged salad mix containing iceberg lettuce, carrots, and red cabbage produced by Fresh Express. The products were purchased at ALDI, Hy-Vee, Jewel-Osco, and Walmart stores in the Midwestern United States. 206 laboratory-confirmed Cyclospora infections were reported from 8 Midwestern states (Illinois (57), Iowa (74), Kansas (1), Minnesota (25), Missouri (10) Nebraska (20), North Dakota (6), and Wisconsin (13). Illnesses started on dates ranging from May 11, 2020, to June 17, 2020. 23 people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. The investigation indicates that the bagged salad mix produced by Fresh Express is a likely source of this outbreak. @


Cyclosporiasis Outbreak Investigations — United States, 2020

CDC and federal, state, and local public health partners are investigating an increase in reported cases of Cyclospora infection (cyclosporiasis). Reports of cases tend to increase during summer months in the United States.

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