2005 - Cyclosporiasis

Cyclosporiasis is caused by the parasite Cyclospora cayetanensis. Cyclospora is transmitted by drinking water or eating food contaminated with feces. The primary source of the parasite is unknown. Transmission from person to person is unlikely due to the parasite’s need to mature in soil or another warm, moist environment before it can infect another person. Symptoms of cyclosporiasis include watery diarrhea, bloating, gas, loss of appetite, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, and low-grade fever.

There was one reported case of cyclosporiasis in Indiana in 2005; this was the only reported case during the five-year period 2001-2005.

You can learn more about cyclosporiasis by visiting the following Web site:
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dpd/parasites/cyclospora/factsht_cyclospora.htm