Cyclospora case reported in Big Country amidst state-wide outbreak

THROCKMORTON COUNTY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - Amidst a state-wide Cyclospora outbreak, one case of the food-borne illness has been reported in the Big Country.

Texas state health officials have documented 230 cases since the outbreak began in June. Several cases are in counties close to the Big Country, but only one case has been confirmed in the region. 

The following list, provided by the Department of State Health Services, shows a break-down of cases by County, including the one case reported in Throckmorton County:

  • Bandera 1
  • Bastrop 1
  • Bell 1
  • Bexar 30
  • Bowie 1
  • Brazoria 1
  • Brazos 1
  • Cameron 1
  • Collin 6
  • Comal 2
  • Cooke 1
  • Coryell 2
  • Dallas 12
  • Denton 8
  • Erath 1
  • Fort Bend 10
  • Freestone 1
  • Galveston 3
  • Gillespie 1
  • Gregg 1
  • Guadalupe 1
  • Harris 59
  • Hays 1
  • Hidalgo 2
  • Hood 1
  • Hunt 1
  • Johnson 3
  • Kaufman 1
  • Kendall 3
  • Lavaca 1
  • Maverick 2
  • Midland 1
  • Montague 1
  • Montgomery 5
  • Palo Pinto 1
  • Panola 1
  • Parker 3
  • Rains 1
  • Tarrant 19
  • Throckmorton 1
  • Travis 20
  • Walker 1
  • Washington 1
  • Williamson 7
  • Wilson 1
  • County pending or unknown 7

The DSHS website describes the affect of Cyclospora, stating, "Long-lasting illnesses caused by the parasite, with symptoms like watery diarrhea, loss of appetite and fatigue, have been seen in various parts of the state and have prompted public health experts to advise health care providers and the public to be aware of the symptoms and pursue testing when needed.

Past outbreaks have been associated with imported fresh produce, and disease investigators are busy gathering information about the current illnesses as they attempt to determine whether there is a common source for the current outbreak.


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