The intestinal parasite Cyclospora cayatanensis has a dramatically increased infection rate this summer, and the source is still unknown, the CDC advised today. 2017 is a good year for Cyclospora looking for homes to start their families and a bad year for those of us who don’t like food-stealing tenants living in our bodies.

Between May 1 and August 3, there have been at least 206 cases of cyclosporiasis reported to the CDC, compared to only 88 cases last year at this time. While there have been no deaths, 18 of the cases have required hospitalization. One of the states most affected by the… more

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