The Public Health Agency of Canada announced last week that the Cyclospora outbreak that affected nearly 100 has now been declared over and the investigation has been closed.


In the end, a total of 97 cases were reported in British Columbia (5), Alberta (1), Ontario (84), and Quebec (7).  Two cases were hospitalized, and are recovered or recovering. No deaths were reported. Individuals became sick between May 3 and August 8, 2015.

The source of this outbreak was not identified.

In the US, the last update on the Cyclospora outbreak was one month ago, which put the outbreak at 546 ill persons with confirmed Cyclospora infection from 31 states in 2015.

Epidemiologic and traceback investigations conducted in Texas, Wisconsin, and Georgia by state and local public health and regulatory officials and the FDA indicated that some illnesses among residents in these states were linked to fresh cilantro from Puebla, Mexico.

The vehicle(s) of infection for non-cluster-associated cases has not been identified.

The numbers of reported cases of cyclosporiasis in the United States have returned to baseline levels.