The CDC has confirmed over 350 cases of Cyclospora infections across 26 states.
The CDC indicated that the majority of infected persons did not travel overseas before infection and believe the infection came from restaurants linked to Georgia, Texas, and Wisconsin. Investigations are ongoing in the states.
It is believed that cilantro is the carrier for the cyclospora, possibly originating from a region in Mexico.
Cyclospora is a parasite that cannot be seen without a microscope and it is believed that roughly 15,000 Americans are infected every year, most often from vegetables but can get to vegetables from contaminated water. It cannot be passed from person to person.
Symptoms of cyclospora infection include diarrhea, bloating, increased gas, stomach cramps, loss of appetite, nausea, low-grade fever, and fatigue which can last from a few days to a few weeks. Those infected must have confirmation from a doctor and receive antibiotics.
You can read the entire related FDA Import Alert issued July 27, 2015.