News Releases

July 29, 2013

State health department notified of two confirmed Cyclospora cases in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has been notified by health providers in Jackson and Taney County of two cases of Cyclospora.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is currently working with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other agencies to investigate whether or not these cases are linked to cases in other states.

At this point, the source of the illnesses has not been confirmed. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services will continue to provide information as it becomes available.

In the meantime, any individuals experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms, including diarrhea (especially, those with prolonged symptoms), severe stomach cramps, or nausea, should seek medical attention.

For more information about Cyclospora, visit the CDC website: http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/cyclosporiasis/outbreaks/investigation-2013.html

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