FDA and CDC investigate multi-state outbreak of cyclosporiasis illnesses

FDA and CDC investigate multi-state outbreak of cyclosporiasis illnesses

The illnesses are likely linked to salads from McDonald’s restaurants.

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August 27, 2018
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The FDA and CDC, along with state and local officials are investigating a multi-state outbreak of cyclosporiasis illnesses likely linked to salads from McDonald's restaurants, according to the FDA.

As of August 23, 2018, a total of 507 laboratory-confirmed cases of Cyclospora infection were reported in people who consumed salads from McDonald’s restaurants; the cases were reported by 15 states and New York City. The investigation is ongoing and the FDA is currently reviewing distribution and supplier information for romaine and carrots.

Consumers who have symptoms of cyclosporiasis should contact their health care provider to report their symptoms and receive care.

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