Emerging Health Issues
Nebraska Cyclospora Outbreak
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The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services along with local health departments is currently investigating an outbreak of Cyclospora. Cyclospora is a rare parasite that can cause gastrointestinal illness. The illness occurs when a person has food or water contaminated with the parasite. Fresh vegetables or fruits are often linked to Cyclospora outbreaks.
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The goal of investigators is to protect Nebraskans, pinpoint the source of the outbreak, make sure the risk is eliminated and find out why the contamination occurred.
Nebraska Cyclospora Outbreak Update: Investigation identifies source – prepackaged salad mix - July 30, 2013
Nebraska Cyclospora Outbreak Reaches More Than 50 CasesInvestigation progressing - Contaminated food source likely - July 16, 2013
Health Information for Providers
Health Alert - July 3, 2013
Health Alert - July 5, 2013
CDC’s General Cyclospora Webpage
CDC’s Cyclospora Outbreak Webpage
FDA’s Cyclospora Outbreak Webpage
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