The Cyclospora parasite causes gastrointestinal food poisoning called cyclosporiasis, and symptoms may include watery diarrhea, fatigue or nausea for weeks or even months.
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Overview: Cyclospora Food Poisoning
Cyclospora food poisoning is a gastrointestinal illness caused by the single-celled parasite Cyclospora cayetanesis. Cyclospora is spread when people eat food or drink water that was contaminated with feces. The parasite is not highly contagious because it takes about a week to become infectious. Therefore, it is rare for the parasite spread directly from person-to-person.
Cyclospora Outbreak Information Resources
- How to Prevent Cyclospora Food Poisoning
- Iowa Department of Health Statement
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Updates
- Texas Department of Health and Human Services
- Nebraska Department of Health
How Common Are Cyclospora Outbreaks?
Not very. Outbreaks of cyclospora food poisoning are rare in North America, but they are more common in tropical or sub-tropical countries, where the Cyclospora bacteria is prevalent. Since the mid-1990s, imported fresh produce from these countries has caused food poisoning outbreaks in the United States associated with raspberries, basil, snow peas, and mesclun lettuce.
What is Cyclosporiasis?
Cyclosporiasis is the name of the gastrointestinal illness caused by food poisoning from the Cyclospora parasite. About one week after a person eats contaminated food, the parasite infects the small intestine and causes a persistent, watery diarrhea, with frequent bowel movements. The CDC recommends treatment for cyclosporiasis with a combination of two antibiotics, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. Some patients may require hospitalization, but life-threatening infections are rare.
Cyclospora Food Poisoning
Symptoms of cyclospora food poisoning can last from a few days, up to several months. Without treatment, the average duration of symptoms is 57 days. The symptoms may seem to go away and then return one or more times (relapse). It is very common to feel tired.
Symptoms of Cyclospora
- Fatigue (feeling tired)
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Intestinal gas
- Stomach cramps
- Muscle aches
- Low-grade fever
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