No specific food items have been identified as the source of most of these illnesses. State and local public health officials are interviewing people with cyclosporiasis to find out what foods they ate before getting sick.
As of July 11, 2023, a total of 581 laboratory-confirmed cases of cyclosporiasis in people who had not traveled outside the United States during the 14 days before they got sick have been reported from 32 jurisdictions, including 31 states and New York City. This is an increase of 371 cases since the last update on June 22, 2023.
Sick people range in age from 3 to 96 years, with a median age of 49, and 61% are female. The median illness onset date is May 28, 2023 (range: April 1 to July 2). Of 569 people with information available, 55 have been hospitalized. Zero deaths have been reported.
The total number of laboratory-confirmed cases reported since April 1, 2023, includes 20 cases in Georgia and Alabama linked to an outbreak associated with raw imported broccoli. Although FDA and state and local partners conducted traceback investigations, there was not enough information to identify a specific type or producer of the broccoli.
- The broccoli outbreak appears to be over. There is no indication at this time that broccoli continues to be a source of illness for other cyclosporiasis cases being reported in the United States.
Multiple potential clusters of cases are being investigated by state and local public health authorities, CDC, and FDA. No specific food(s) have yet been identified as the cause of these clusters, and investigations to identify a potential source (or sources) are ongoing.