During the summers of 2015 and 2016, the United Kingdom experienced large outbreaks of cyclosporiasis in travellers returning from Mexico. As the source of the outbreaks was not identified, there is the potential for a similar outbreak to occur in 2017; indeed 78 cases had already been reported as at 27 July 2017. Early communication and international collaboration is essential to provide a better understanding of the source and extent of this recurring situation.
Marques, D. F. P., Alexander, C. L., Chalmers, R. M., Elson, R., Freedman, J., Hawkins, G., … Kirkbride, H. (2017). Cyclosporiasis in travellers returning to the United Kingdom from Mexico in summer 2017: Lessons from the recent past to inform the future. Eurosurveillance, 22(32). https://doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2017.22.32.30592