A bagged salad Cyclospora outbreak has ended after sickening 701 people in 14 states. Thirty-eight people were hospitalized.
Health officials identified the source of the outbreak as bagged salads produced by Fresh Express containing iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, and carrots. The salads, all produced at the Fresh Express facility in Streamwood, IL., were sold under the Fresh Express brand name and a variety of store brands including ALDI Little Salad Bar, Giant Eagle, Hy-Vee, Jewel-Osco Signature Farms, ShopRite Wholesome Pantry, and Walmart Marketside. Multiple recalls were issued.
Symptoms of a Cyclospora infection, called cyclosporiasis, include watery diarrhea, nausea loss of appetite, bloating, cramping, weight loss, and fatigue. The people sickened in this outbreak ranged in age from 11 to 92 and reported the onset of illness on dates ranging from May 11, 2020, to July 24, 2020.
Illnesses were reported from 14 states. The case totals reported from each state was: GA (1), IL (211), IA (206), KS (5), MA (1), MI (4), MN (86), MO (57), NE (55), ND (6), OH (7), PA (2), SD (13), WI (47).
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