A total of 385 cases of Cyclospora infection have been reported from 15 states and New York City. The number of cases identified in each area is as follows: Iowa (143), Texas (112), Nebraska (78), Florida (24), Wisconsin (7), Illinois (4), New York City (4), Georgia (3), Kansas (2), Missouri (2), Arkansas (1), Connecticut (1), Minnesota (1), New Jersey (1), New York (1), and Ohio (1).
According to the CDC, Nebraska and Iowa have performed investigations within their states and have shared the results of those investigations with CDC. Based on their analysis, Cyclospora infections in their states are linked to a salad mix. CDC will continue to work with federal, state, and local partners in the investigation to determine whether this conclusion applies to the increase in cases of cyclosporiasis in other states.
Every time one of these outbreaks happen and the CDC, FDA and State Health Departments try to keep public information from the public, I am reminded of one of the most unforgettable scenes in a movie: