June 2, 2020

Cyclospora Outbreak At Evanston Golf Club in Skokie, IL Sickens Hundreds; Lawsuits Possible

A cyclospora outbreak among people who attended an event on July 3, 2018 at the Evanston Golf Club at 4401 Dempster Street in Skokie, Illinois has sickened more than one hundred people, according to the Skokie Health Department. The facility is fully cooperating with the investigation.

Evanston Golf Club Cyclospora Outbreak

About 900 people attended that event. Officials have sent all attendees a food survey to help discover which foods may be linked to the outbreak. The Skokie Health Department would like everyone who attended the event at the golf club to fill out the survey, even if they did not get sick.

This outbreak is not linked to the McDonald’s cyclospora outbreak that is linked to the fast food chain’s salads, according to officials. That outbreak has sickened at least 123 people in Illinois, according to the CDC.

Attorney Fred Pritzker

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Attorney Fred Pritzker, who is representing hundreds of clients sickened with cyclospora infections this summer, said, “There is certainly something going on in the upper Midwest. At least 500 people are sick in that area of the country with cyclosporiasis infections. We hope that public health officials solve these outbreaks and prevent any more illnesses.”

Cyclospora is a microscopic parasite that is endemic in tropical and sub-tropical regions of the globe. The parasite causes an illness with symptoms that include frequent, explosive, and watery diarrhea, fever, bloating, weight loss, loss of appetite, increased gas, and abdominal pain. Symptoms can recur for months if this infection isn’t treated.

Officials in Skokie are asking anyone who has those symptoms and attended that event at the Evanston Golf Club to see their doctor for treatment.


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