Seven people have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported. In the initial outbreak announcement on June 15, there were 78 people with confirmed parasitic infections.
Multiple U.S. government agencies are investigating illnesses associated with hundreds of Del Monte vegetable trays sold in some states in the Midwest, officials said.
The CDC's investigation into the contaminated trays is ongoing.
As of this week, 212 people have contracted cyclosporiasis after reportedly consuming Del Monte vegetable trays, the Centers for Disease Control announced.
This week's CDC update showed slightly stronger wording.
The CDC said those who were exposed to Cyclospora would have fallen ill between May 15 and June 11. As many as 54 cases have also been reported in Minnesota, along with a handful in Iowa and MI.
Del Monte has recalled a number of vegetable trays in the last month, including the 6-, 12- and 28-ounce trays. All sizes had best-by dates of June 17 or earlier, so officials say there is little chance anyone still has any of the products.
As of July 5, 2018, CDC has reported 212 laboratory-confirmed cases of cyclosporiasis in persons from IA, MN, WI and MI who reportedly consumed the vegetable trays. "The two cases from MI reportedly purchased the vegetable tray in Wisconsin and therefore MI is not impacted from this outbreak", said the FDA. The FDA is now reviewing distribution and supplier information related to the vegetable trays, as well, in its ongoing investigation. This parasite, when it contaminates food or water and is then ingested, can cause an intestinal illness called cyclosporiasis. Specific lab tests are required to diagnose the infection, which has symptoms that can be confused with other illnesses.
Symptoms of a cyclosporiasis intestinal infection range from diarrhea, loss of appetite, weight loss, stomach cramps and pain, bloating, increased gas, nausea, fatigue and vomiting, according to the U.S Food and Drug Administration.