Non-travel-related Cyclospora infections in Canada under investigation – September 9, 2022

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) reported that each spring and summer, Canada sees an increase in non-travel-related Cyclospora illnesses. PHAC  is working with its public health and food safety partners to identify possible ways infections occur in Canada. Previous Cyclospora illnesses have been linked to various types of imported fresh produce, including pre-packaged salad mix, basil, cilantro, berries, lettuce, and snow and snap peas. Currently, there are 310 cases, mainly in Ontario (252). Quebec has 51 cases, British Columbia, Newfoundland, and Labrador 3 cases each, and one in Alberta. There have been 13 hospitalizations and no death. 

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