- The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is working with local health departments throughout the state to investigate an outbreak of cyclosporiasis.
- As of June 15, 2018, at 8 a.m., 98 laboratory confirmed cases of cyclosporiasis have been reported in Wisconsin this year.
- During 2017, 23 laboratory confirmed cases were reported in Wisconsin.
- Most of the 2018 cases have been reported since May 29, 2018. Public health staff attempt to interview all people with a Cyclospora infection. Dozens of cases are being reported daily and interviews with recently reported patients may not yet be completed.
- Of people with completed interviews, 50 of 63 cases report consuming a Del Monte vegetable tray purchased at a Kwik Trip location in Wisconsin. Most ill persons reported purchasing the tray on or after May 16, 2018. Kwik Trip voluntarily removed the trays from sale in their stores on June 8, 2018.
- Consumers should not eat 6 oz. or 12 oz. Del Monte vegetable trays (containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip) purchased at a Kwik Trip location.
- See the DHS cyclosporiasis fact sheet for more information on common symptoms and treatment of cyclosporiasis. If you have any symptoms of cyclosporiasis, please contact your doctor.
- Additional information can be found on the following websites:
Cyclosporiasis is an illness that causes diarrhea and stomach pain. It is caused by the Cyclospora cayetanensis parasite, which is so small it can only be seen with a microscope. The parasite is common in tropical countries. In the U.S., people can get sick by traveling to or eating fresh produce imported from tropical countries.
The Cyclospora parasite is spread when people eat or drink something that has been contaminated with poop, especially fresh produce (herbs, vegetables, berries) and untreated water. Cyclospora cannot be spread from person-to-person.