Bonnie Petrie and Mike Barajas

Cyclospora Outbreak In Fort Bend Co. Subsides

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The outbreak of Cyclospora in Fort Bend county appears to have subsided.  But health authorities are still trying to track down the source of the food borne illness caused by a parasite.

Cyclospora (Credit: CDC)

Cyclospora (Credit: CDC)



Health authorities suspect contaminated produce is to blame for the Cyclospora outbreak in Fort Bend county.  Health department spokeswoman Melanie Manville says “that is just where it is most commonly linked back to, is produce.”

Manville with Fort Bend County Health and Human Services says the difficult part now is to go through the food chain and determine the source of that produce.  In the meantime, Manville says people can go about their regular eating habits “there is nothing that the restaurants or grocery stores did wrong, there is nothing in there, problems with the way they are handling food or preparing the food.”

There are thirty one confirmed cases and two suspected cases of Cyclospora in Fort Bend county.  But there have been no new cases of food borne illness since July 28th.

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