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Posted: Sat, 13 Jul 2013 10:01 CDT
Category: Infectious Disease Prevention

IDPH Cyclospora Outbreak Investigation Update

The Iowa Department of Public Health, CDC and local public health agencies are investigating an outbreak of an intestinal illness caused by Cyclospora (a rare parasite). As of today, July 13, 60 cases of Cyclospora infections have been reported to IDPH; almost all have been identified through testing at the State Hygienic Lab (SHL), including:

  • Linn County - 27 cases
  • Polk County - 4 cases
  • Fayette County - 3 cases
  • O’Brien County - 3 cases
  • Dallas County - 3 cases
  • Buchanan - 3 cases
  • Mills County - 2 cases
  • Webster County - 2 cases
  • Des Moines County - 2 cases
  • Black Hawk County - 2 cases
  • Benton County - 1 case
  • Keokuk - 1 case
  • Monona - 1 case
  • Butler - 1 case
  • Winneshiek - 1 case
  • Johnson County - 1 case
  • Pottawattamie County - 1 case
  • Van Buren County - 1 case
  • Story County - 1

Total: 60

The next case count will be released Monday, July 15 at approximately 10:00 a.m. For more information, visit www.idph.state.ia.us/EHI/Issue.aspx?issue=Cyclospora Outbreak Investigation&pg=Investigation Home.

Contact Information: Polly Carver-Kimm at (515) 281-6693


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