By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

In a follow-up on the Cyclospora outbreak linked to fresh basil from Siga Logistics de RL de CV of Morelos, Mexico, federal health officials say the outbreak appears to be over.

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

As of September 27, 2019, 241 people with laboratory-confirmed Cyclospora infections and who reported eating fresh basil had been reported from 11 states; exposures occurred in 5 states (Florida, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, and Wisconsin).

Six people were hospitalized. No deaths attributed to Cyclospora were reported in this outbreak.

The investigation showed that fresh basil exported by Siga Logistics de RL de CV of Morelos, Mexico was a likely source of this outbreak. This was recalled in July.

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