Libraries Disease Summary ReportsSyndromic Surveillance ReportsEducational MaterialsDX Lists FormReportable Diseases Pictures Epidemiology Home Emerging Health Issues Disease Surveillance Programs Disease Reporting Data and Reports Meaningful Use Health Alerts Resources and Links Contact Us Emerging Health Issues Nebraska Cyclospora Outbreak Click to subscribe 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. Nebraska Case Update - 87View Map 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. Cyclospora FAQs News Releases 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 Additional Resources CDC’s General Cyclospora Webpage CDC’s Cyclospora Outbreak Webpage FDA’s Cyclospora Outbreak Webpage Documents in PDF format require the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded for free from Adobe Systems, Inc.