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Outbreak Summary

OFT Food Safety & Injury Lawyers are investigating at least two multistate outbreaks of Cyclospora illnesses. The first was announced by the FDA on July 14, 2021, and currently at least 119 people are known to be sick in that outbreak. On August 11, 2021 the FDA announced another, apparently separate, outbreak that has sickened at least 37. As of yet, no specific source has been identified in either outbreak.

OFT’s Cyclospora lawyers have already been retained by people recently sickened by Cyclospora in several states, and our investigation indicates that as many as 850 people may have already been sickened.

These outbreaks come nearly one year to the day after a very similar outbreak of Cyclospora started last summer. That outbreak was linked to bagged salads distributed by Fresh Express, Inc. On June 22, 2020 OFT filed the first lawsuit on behalf of nearly 100 clients who ate the bagged salad from ALDI or Hy-Vee and later became seriously ill with severe Cyclospora symptoms. Fresh Express Inc. and Aldi Inc. were named in the lawsuits.

A serious Cyclospora outbreak has the potential to sicken people throughout the United States. This is a developing situation, and our investigation continues. This page will be updated as events unfold.

OFT Law has represented hundreds of people sickened by Cyclospora. If you or a loved one has been affected by this outbreak, please contact using the form above or give us a call at 888-828-7087.

More Details

Multiple Cyclospora Outbreaks Announced

Over 850 New Cyclospora Cases in the Last Six Weeks

In conjunction with the outbreak announcement by the FDA, the CDC also announced that over 200 new Cyclospora illnesses were reported between June 24 and July 13. Over the following two weeks, another 254 Cyclospora illnesses were reported. On August 26th, the CDC announced that another 402 people had been diagnosed with cyclosporiasis since the end of July. As of August 26th, the overall outbreak of Cyclospora cases spans at least 34 different states, and 59 people have been hospitalized:

How a Cyclospora Lawyer Can Help

The food poisoning lawyers at OFT Food Safety & Injury Lawyers focus on providing legal guidance to individuals who have become ill due to foodborne illnesses, such as Cyclospora. They work with experts who understand the medical and scientific needs of clients who have suffered from infections.

When you begin working with our attorneys, we will immediately help you obtain the medical treatment you need to become well and support your case. We will gather the information necessary to prove that others are responsible for your illness. With this information, we will hold accountable those who have been negligent by supplying dangerous food to you and others.

How a Cyclospora Outbreak Happens

Cyclospora outbreaks are often linked to the import of food from Central and South America, especially fruits and vegetables. Common foods associated with Cyclospora outbreaks include raspberries, snow peas, snap peas, cilantro, and salad mixes, all of which have been culprits in the past.

Symptoms of Cyclospora

Cyclospora is a parasite that is transmitted to people who contact object contaminated with infected stool, including water, fruits, and vegetables that have not been properly washed.

Symptoms include:

  • Watery diarrhea
  • Frequent bowel movements
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Bloating
  • Increased gas
  • Stomach cramps
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Tiredness / Fatigue
  • Muscle aches
  • Low-grade fever

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should seek medical treatment immediately.

Contact us for more information

OFT Food Safety & Injury Lawyers is a national law firm that focuses on food safety and protection of those who have been infected. We have experience with all types of outbreaks, including Cyclospora. We offer free consultations to anybody potentially impacted by a food poisoning outbreak.

Call us today at (866) 395-8498 or use our online contact form.

Notable Recoveries

$10 million

Seven infants were sickened after consuming a contaminated food product marketed to infants

$6.5 million

Verdict on behalf of a little boy who contracted a severe Salmonella infection from chicken

$7.55 million

Verdict on behalf of a little girl who contracted E. coli at a petting zoo

$2.25 million

E. coli infections contracted from a major fast food chain

$45 million

An over-the-counter medication caused severe kidney damage to multiple users

$3.4 million

A pregnant woman contracted a Listeria infection from contaminated fruit and passed the infection to her child

$3 million

Multistate Cyclospora outbreaks


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