August 16, 2013 — Health department investigators in Iowa and Nebraska have linked a Cyclospora outbreak to salad mixes sold at Olive Garden and Red Lobster that were produced in Mexico. In Texas, however, the source of the outbreak is unknown. Investigators are still interviewing people who were sickened and looking for commonalities among cases.
The Texas Department of State Health Services has reported 258 infections, with more than 60% of cases clustered around Dallas. There are also pockets of cases in Denton and Tarrant Counties.
Fortunately, the cases appear to have peaked in late-June and are now tapering off, according to a 2013 Cyclospora outbreak epidemic curve published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Investigators are having a hard time tracking down the source of the outbreak in Texas because people are being asked to remember what they ate several weeks or even months ago. Symptoms can take up to two weeks to appear, and typically include diarrhea that is persistent and watery, fatigue, abdominal pain, and flu-like symptoms.
Texas Counties Affected by Cyclospora Outbreak
- El Paso
- Fort Bend
- Tom Green
- Van Zandt
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