Foodborne outbreaks of cyclosporiasis have arisen in North America. Is the United Kingdom at risk?

@article{Chalmers2000FoodborneOO,
  title={Foodborne outbreaks of cyclosporiasis have arisen in North America. Is the United Kingdom at risk?},
  author={Rachel Mary Chalmers and Gordon Nichols and Randall Rooney},
  journal={Communicable disease and public health},
  year={2000},
  volume={3 1},
  pages={50-5}
}
Cyclospora cayetanensis is a parasitic protozoon that causes prolonged watery diarrhoea. It is endemic in some developing countries, and recent foreign travel is often used as a selection criterion for screening in the United Kingdom (UK). Epidemiological investigations of outbreaks of cyclosporiasis among people in the United States and Canada who had not travelled abroad showed the infection to be foodborne and often associated with foods eaten raw. These included raspberries imported from… CONTINUE READING
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