Cyclospora Lawyer Update: Austin Public Health Reports 82 Cyclospora Cases Linked to Mysterious Outbreak.

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Cyclospora Lawyer Update: Austin Public Health Reports 82 Cyclospora Cases Linked to Mysterious Outbreak.  

     Austin Public Health (APH) announced on August 6, 2020, their investigation on a mysterious cyclosporiasis outbreak in Travis County. Public Health Officials have announced that as of August 5, 2020, a total of 82 laboratory-tested cases have been epidemiologically linked to the mysterious outbreak. The source of the outbreak has not been discovered to date, but out of an abundance of caution, health officials are advising the public to practice safe fruit and vegetable handling guidelines. 

     The mysterious cyclosporiasis outbreak has not been linked to the multi-state cyclospora outbreak currently being investigated by The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the information released by the City of Austin, the earliest onset of symptoms was June 1st, 2020. Janet Pichette, APH Chief Epidemiologist, stated:

  “While we may be in COVID-19 season, we cannot forget the other diseases and infections that are commonly present in our community…And as we have said time and time again, there are ways to prevent many of these diseases and infections, including Cyclosporiasis – thoroughly wash fresh produce, wash your hands after handling fruits and vegetables, and separate produce from raw meat and seafood.”

The APH has not yet been able to identify the exact source of the outbreak, but previous outbreaks have been linked to a variety of fresh fruits or vegetables, including raspberries, cilantro, basil, and green onions in the past. According to the APH, there is typically one week between becoming infected and developing symptoms which can make it difficult to pinpoint the source of the infection. Ron Simon, a National Cyclospora Lawyer, stated 

“This Cyclospora outbreak comes on the heels of several major Cyclospora outbreaks, including the Del Monte vegetable tray Cyclospora Outbreak of 2018, the McDonald’s salad Cyclospora Outbreak of 2018, and the Fresh Express Cyclospora Outbreak of 2020. We anticipate finding the source, eventually, so victims can file for compensation.”

People in Travis County who are experiencing symptoms such as diarrhea, frequent bowel movements, loss of appetite, weight loss, stomach cramps, bloating, gas, nausea, and fatigue are encouraged to seek medical attention a soon and possible. Symptoms of cyclosporiasis can last up to 60 days and if not treated properly they can last longer. People who are experiencing symptoms of Cyclospora should speak to a medical health care provider and request a Cyclospora Screen.

For more information on a Cyclospora Lawsuit or speak to a Cyclospora Lawyer, Call 1-888-335-4901.

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