Outbreak of Cyclospora in Canada

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Thursday, August 11, 2016
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Canada is dealing with an outbreak of  of Cyclospora infections with a total of 51 cases reported in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec.

The Public Health Agency of Canada said it was investigating imported fresh produce for the illness-causing parasite.
People got sick between May and July this year.

Cyclospora cayetanensis is a protozoan that causes disease in humans. It has been linked in the United States to fecally contaminated imported produce.



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