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Cyclospora infection linked to travel to Mexico, June to September 2015.

By GL Nichols, J Freedman, KG Pollock, C Rumble, RM Chalmers, P Chiodini, G Hawkins, CL Alexander, G Godbole, C Williams, HA Kirkbride, M Hamel and JI Hawker


Cyclospora cayetanensis was identified in 176 returned travellers from the Riviera Maya region of Mexico between 1 June and 22 September 2015; 79 in the United Kingdom (UK) and 97 in Canada. UK cases completed a food exposure questionnaire. This increase in reported Cyclospora cases highlights risks of gastrointestinal infections through travelling, limitations in Cyclospora surveillance and the need for improved hygiene in the production of food consumed in holiday resorts

Publisher: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
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