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The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) reports investigating 185 non-travel related Cyclospora illnesses as of July 18, 2023.


170 cases, or 92 percent of the cases have been reported in Ontario with the other 15 cases reported from Quebec (9) and British Columbia (6).

Four people were hospitalized for their illnesses.

Cyclospora: More than 200 cases reported in the US since April 1

PHAC says each spring and summer, Canada sees an increase in non-travel related Cyclospora illnesses. They are working with its public health and food safety partners to identify possible ways infections are occurring in Canada.

Previous Cyclospora illnesses have been linked to various types of imported fresh produce, including pre-packaged salad mix, basil, cilantro, berries, lettuce, and snow and snap peas.

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