Cilantro Cyclospora Outbreak is Over

The CDC has announced that as of September 14, 2015, the Cyclospora outbreak that was caused by cilantro is over. The final case count is 546 people. Out of those 546 victims, 319 had illness onset dates after May 1, 2015. These 319 people were spread out over 23 states, including Arkansas with 3 cases,… Read more »

Cyclospora Outbreak Cases Continue to Rise

The Cyclospora outbreak that began in May continues to worsen. The CDC has reported that as of August 21, 2015, 495 people have been infected with Cyclospora. About 59% percent of the cases (293/495) began showing symptoms on or after May 1, 2015. Out of these 293, Texas continues to be the hardest hit state,… Read more »

Cyclospora Case Count Rises to 457

The case count continues to rise as more and more people are being sickened by cilantro grown in the Puebla region of Mexico. As of August 10, 457 people in 29 states have contracted Cyclospora. Texas remains the hardest hit, with 157 cases of Cyclospora poisoning. Following Texas is Georgia with 22 cases, New York… Read more »

Cyclosporiasis Outbreak in Texas

Foodborne illnesses are a serious issue. They can lead to weeks and even months of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. At The Merman Law Firm, P.C., we are concerned about the recent outbreaks of Cyclosporiasis across the country, which has affected more than 200 people in Texas. You should know what to look for and what… Read more »

Mexican Cilantro Source of Outbreak

The Texas Department of State Health Services has reported that 205 people have contracted Cyclosporiasis after eating cilantro contaminated with the bacterium Cyclospora. Nine Texas counties have been affected by the contaminated cilantro. Travis County has reported the most cases with 77, followed by 17 cases in Dallas County, 9 cases in Collin County, 9… Read more »