Coopers Hawk Winery and Restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida has been identified to be linked to a cyclospora outbreak with 80 people reporting ill so far – other patrons, at different locations, have also reported illnesses, but tests are pending and no conclusive link has yet been established. The law firm of
Ron Simon & Associates
is currently investigating those other claims.
The Cooper’s Hawk Winery Cyclospora outbreak in Florida began when many patrons began feeling ill after eating at the restaurant in mid-June. A large number of the reported cases of the outbreak were from members of the Exchange Club, who held a banquet at the restaurant and began feeling ill after consuming food during the event.
80 patrons are claiming to have experienced food poisoning after eating at the restaurant, and the number of cases of patrons who began feeling ill after eating at Coopers Hawk Winery keeps increasing. Many of the patrons who began feeling ill tested positive for cyclospora.
Tony Coveny, Ph.D. is an attorney with Ron Simon & Associates. He is the Chief editor of the Ron Simon & Associates Blog and the widely read foodpoisoningnews.com blog
Cyclospora is a parasite that is most common in the tropical regions closer to the equator. A national
stated “Given the large amount of imported food, cyclospora is a parasite that just last year infected over 500 people in the
McDonald’s Cyclospora outbreak
after McDonald’s salads were found to be contaminated throughout the mid-west leading to withdrawal of salads at 300 McDonald locations.”
According to the
the period between becoming infected and becoming sick is usually around 1 week. Cyclospora symptoms may include:
Any patron who has eaten at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant on Big Island Drive near the St. Johns Town Center in Jacksonville, Florida on June are encouraged to seek medical attention.
national Cyclospora lawyer
noted, the vast majority of the illnesses do not get identified easily and often have to return for medical attention on several occasions before a proper Cyclospora screen is performed. Cysclospora is not found in a stool culture or even a traditional ova and parasite screen. A full Gastrointestinal Panel looking for Cyclospora is required, and often the search must be repeated several times.
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, to speak to a Cooper’s Hawk Winery Cyclospora Lawyer, or discuss
or claims generally, call 1-888-335-4901.