Cyclospora infection is typically self-limited but may be prolonged and accompanied by progressive fatigue and weight loss. According to the CDC, the recommended treatment is a combination of two antibiotics: trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, also known as Bactrim, Septra, or Cotrim. It is advisable for people who have diarrhea to also rest and drink plenty of fluids. No equally effective treatments have been identified yet for people with Cyclospora infection who are unable to take sulfa drugs, such as those with allergies, pregnant or breastfeeding women, or pediatric patients. Some experimental studies, however, have suggested that ciprofloxacin or nitazoxanide may be effective, although to a lesser degree than trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole.
Cyclospora outbreaks and recalls
September 30, 2023
What are the Advancements in the Diagnosis of Cyclospora
Cyclosporiasis is usually diagnosed symptomatically in clinical settings, including the presence of watery diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and bloating. In untreated, immunocompetent people, the diarrhea can last from days to weeks...
July 12, 2023
The Health Effects of Cyclospora Exposure
Cyclospora infects the small intestine (bowel) and usually causes watery diarrhea, bloating, increased gas, stomach cramps, and loss of appetite, nausea, low-grade fever, and fatigue. In some cases, vomiting, explosive...
June 29, 2023
Marler Clark Files the Second Case in National Cyclospora Outbreak - Food Poisoning Sickens 210 in 22 States
The Cyclospora attorneys at Marler Clark have filed the second lawsuit in a nationwide Cyclospora outbreak that has sickened 210 individuals in 22 states. The lawsuit was filed on behalf...
June 23, 2023
Marler Clark Files the First Case in National Cyclospora Outbreak
Ouray, CO – The Cyclospora attorneys at Marler Clark have filed the first lawsuit in a nationwide Cyclospora outbreak that has sickened 210 individuals in 22 states. The lawsuit was...