By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 156 additional Cyclospora cases in the past month, putting the total cases since May 2021.

Cyclospora oocysts
Oocysts of C. cayetanensis viewed under differential interference contrast (DIC) microscopy.
Image/CDC DPDx

The 1,020 laboratory-confirmed cases of cyclosporiasis were reported in people who had no history of international travel during the 14-day period before illness onset. Cases have been reported in 37 jurisdictions, including 36 states and New York City.

Seventy people required hospitalization for their illness.

CDC reports investigating  two large multistate outbreaks of cyclosporiasis, one including 40 illnesses and one with 130 illnesses, in which ill people reported eating various types of leafy greens. State officials and FDA conducted traceback investigations for these two outbreaks, but a specific type or grower of leafy greens was not identified as the source of either outbreak.

Cyclosporiasis illnesses are reported year-round in the United States. However, during the spring and summer months there is often an increase in cyclosporiasis acquired in the United States.

Previous U.S. outbreaks of cyclosporiasis have been linked to various types of fresh produce, including basil, cilantro, mesclun lettuce, raspberries, and snow peas.