New infections of the bacterium cyclospora cayetanensis associated with Del Monte brand pre-cut fresh vegetables continue to be reported, despite the company issuing the recall nearly 2 weeks ago.
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Update: Nearly 150 Cyclospora Illnesses Linked to Veggie Trays
June 27, 2018 – U.S. health officials continue to investigate a multistate outbreak of the bacterium cyclospora cayetanensis associated with Del Monte vegetable trays, and the case count is up to at least 144 illnesses. The FDA said it’s still working to determine which item in the veggie trays is the source of the outbreak, according to an update issued on Thursday.
What’s the Problem?
June 27, 2018 – At least 144 people have been diagnosed with cyclosporiasis, a severe foodborne infection associated with contaminated vegetable trays produced by Del Monte Vegetable, according to an update issued Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
However, in Wisconsin, where most of the cyclospora illnesses have been reported, health officials have confirmed at least 149 confirmed cases of cyclosporiasis. The state had only 23 laboratory confirmed cases of the infection in all of 2017.
“Of people with completed interviews (in the current outbreak), 106 of 115 cases report consuming a Del Monte vegetable tray purchased at a Kwik Trip location in Wisconsin,” the Wisconsin Department of Health Services said in an alert. “Most ill persons reported purchasing the tray on or after May 16.”
Anyone who has eaten from from the recalled Del Monte vegetable trasys and developed symptoms of cyclospora food poisoning should seek immediate medical attention. Signs and symptoms of cyclosporiasis include:
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Stomach cramps/pain
- Increased gas
Symptom onset for the cases included in the CDC’s tally as of June 21 ranged from May 14 through June 8. The victims range in age from 20 to 79 years old. Six people have been so sick they had to be admitted to hospitals. No deaths have been reported. Most of the sick people reported eating Del Monte brand pre-cut vegetables in pre-packaged trays, the CDC reported.
Do I Have a Cyclospora Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in cyclospora lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cyclosporiasis injury and death cases in all 50 states.
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