In 2005, my aunt was part of a cyclospora outbreak linked to fresh basil that struck at least 300 in Florida.
But cyclospora outbreaks keep popping up, year after year.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have concluded the 2013 outbreaks were at least two different sources: fresh cilantro grown in Puebla, Mexico, felled some of those in Texas, while salad mix supplied by Taylor Farms de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V., to Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants, both owned by Darden Restaurants, was linked to those sick in Iowa and Nebraska.
As of September 20, 2013, CDC has been notified of 643 cases of Cyclospora infection from 25 states: Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa , Kansas, Louisiana, Masssachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska , New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (including New York City), Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas , Virginia, Wisconsin , and Wyoming.