The Texas Department of State Health Services is among the state and federal agencies that have identified Mexican cilantro as the cause of a cyclospora outbreak.
The Texas Department of State Health Services is investigating Cyclospora infections in Texas after 52 new cases were reported last week.
Cyclospora is making people sick across Texas. The parasite is causing intestinal illnesses in the Lone Star State for the third summer in a row.
Tarrant County has seen eight cases over the last month alone; 61 people have come down with the stomach bug across Texas.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says some Texas cases in a severe stomach bug outbreak last summer have been linked to Mexican cilantro.
The CDC says it has found evidence that many of those sickened in Texas ate at the same restaurant, but that it does not “show a connection” to salad mix produced at Mexican farm.
Marnie Stites says she contracted cyclospora from eating blueberries and strawberries that were not washed properly. She joined KRLD’s David Rancken to describe her experience with the often deadly parasite.
A mother and son from Midlothian who say they were sickened at a restaurant in Lincoln, Nebraska have filed a lawsuit against the company that owns Olive Garden restaurants in a Nebraska court.
As the number of Texans sickened by the cyclospora infection continues to grow, tracking the source of the outbreak is moving painstakingly slow.
A woman claiming she was infected by cyclospora, a rare type of parasite that causes symptoms such as diarrhea, weight loss and nausea, is taking legal action.
The Food and Drug Administration says an outbreak of stomach illnesses in Iowa and Nebraska is linked to salad mix served at local Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants and supplied by a Mexican farm.
The number of people sickened by “cyclosporiasis” — a nasty stomach bug — grew dramatically on Thursday.