In the past, people who traveled in developing countries were more likely to get cyclospora infection. These days, the infection is found worldwide, and anyone who ingests contaminated food or water can get it. However, despite outbreaks around the world, the risk of getting cyclospora infection is still low compared with other intestinal foodborne and waterborne illnesses.
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