Connecticut health officials issued a warning early this month after several cases of Cyclospora infection surfaced in New Haven County. At least eight people tested positive for Cyclospora, a parasite. Cyclosporiasis, the illness caused by ingestion of Cyclospora, causes severe diarrhea, bloating, stomach cramps, aches, and low-grade fever. The parasite often is found in contaminated produce.
Marler Clark, the Seattle law firm nationally recognized for its successful representation of victims of foodborne illness, sponsors a blog about Cyclospora and Cyclosporiasis ( The site provides news about outbreaks and information on Cyclospora, as well as a list of resources for victims of Cyclospora infection.
“This site should prove to be very useful for people suffering from Cyclospora infections,” said William Marler, managing partner of Marler Clark. “There is much to learn about this parasite, which is relatively unknown by the public.”
Health officials continue to work to determine the source of the outbreak. A Cyclospora outbreak in Florida earlier this year was traced to contaminated basil.
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