ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The New York Department of Agriculture and Markets and the Department of Health say the gastrointestinal illness in the Capital Region that may be caused by basil.
People are urged not to eat fresh basil imported from Siga Logistics S. de R.L de C.V of Mexico, which officials say has been potentially linked to multiple cases of Cyclosporiasis illness in New York and other states.
To date, there have been 69 lab-confirmed cases of Cyclosporiasis in patients who ate at restaurants or attended events in the Capital Region over the past few weeks.
Outbreaks of Cyclosporiasis have often been associated with imported
The FDA is working with the Siga Logistics to facilitate a recall of the product.
As of the FDA advisory, cases of people who have become ill from Cyclosporiasis have been reported in New York and in at least 10 other states. The illnesses started on dates ranging from June 14,