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Cyclospora Outbreak in Texas

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is avidly working to find the cause of the recent cyclospora outbreak. There have been 151 reports of cyclospora in Texas this year, with 131 of these cases beings reported within the last two weeks. Although the source of the cyclospora outbreak has not been discovered, Texas health officials believe that it is likely linked to a fresh herb such as:

  • Cilantro
  • Basil
  • Parsley
  • Mint

Health officials also believe the produce is likely from Mexico. In 2014, there were 200 reported cases of cyclospora in Texas. Some of which were associated with cilantro derived from the Puebla region in Mexico.

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