Fresh Express Cyclospora Lawyer Update: FDA Announces the End of the Multi-State Cyclospora Outbreak.

For more information on the Bagged Salad Cyclospora Outbreak, to speak to a Cyclospora Lawyer, or to inquire about a Cyclospora Lawsuit, call 1-888-335-4901.

Fresh Express Cyclospora Lawyer Update: FDA Announces the End of the Multi-State Cyclospora Outbreak.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on September 25th, 2020 the end of the multi-state Cyclospora outbreak linked to bagged salads. The FDA stated in its outbreak report that the number of people affected by the outbreak increased to 701 laboratory-confirmed cases in 14 states. Thankfully, no deaths were reported as linked to the outbreak, however a total of 38 victims did require hospitalization due to cyclosporiasis infection. The FDA informed the public that its investigation of the outbreak is completed even though the original source of the outbreak has not been definitively determined at this time.

While not yet able to finger the source of the Cyclospora, definitively, the FDA did identify the carrier of the Cyclospora,  pointing to contaminated bagged salad products from Fresh Express.  As of now, all of these are past their “Best by” date of July 14, 2020, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the products should no longer be on the market or in consumers’ homes. In its investigation, the FDA investigated multiple farms identified in the traceback, one of which led to sampling and investigation around a farm in south Florida. FDA continues to work with the state of Florida and the local water district to try to determine the source and impact of Cyclospora that was found in the regional water management canal (C-23), located west of Port St. Lucie, Florida. It is still unsure whether the Cyclospora detected in the water canal is a genetic match to the clinical cases, therefore, there is currently not enough evidence to conclusively determine the source of this outbreak.

Although the outbreak seems to be over, people should continue being on the lookout for symptoms of Cyclospora. If not treated properly symptoms of Cyclospora such as loss of appetite, fatigue, abdominal cramps, bloating, nausea, and vomiting may continue to persist for as much as 100 days or more. The symptoms may come and go as time progresses and at times a person can feel fully recovered only for the Cyclospora parasite and symptoms to resurface once again.

People affected by the outbreak should consider contacting a medical care provider as soon as possible and request a Cyclospora screen, especially if the symptoms have continued to persist more than 14 days. Ron Simon, a national Cyclospora Lawyer who representing people affected by the bagged salad Cyclospora outbreak, stated: 

“In many of the recent cases of a large Cyclospora outbreak, the victims have found out their likely diagnosis on television before they presented for a Cyclospora test. Many had been in and out of their physician’s offices without satisfaction, often with negative stool cultures leaving both the victim and the medical professional wondering about the etiology of the disease. Many of the victims were sick for weeks or months prior to finding out they had Cyclospora. Many were extremely worried given the severity of their illness, the attendant weight loss, with thoughts this could be cancer or another terminal illness.”

For more information on the Bagged Salad Cyclospora Outbreak, to speak to a Cyclospora Lawyer, or to inquire about a Cyclospora Lawsuit, call 1-888-335-4901.

 

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