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WA Vibrio Outbreak Linked to Raw Oysters, Undercooked Shellfish

The West Coast heatwave is a contributing factor in a Vibrio outbreak in Washington State linked to raw oysters and undercooked shellfish, according to state officials. Vibrio is a bacteria that grows well in warm, coastal waters and the unusually…

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FDA Eyes Shigella Cluster in Multi-Pathogen Raw Oyster Outbreak

A five-state raw oyster outbreak has sickened 16 people. The oysters, harvested in Baja California Sur, Mexico from the Estero El Cadron, were contaminated with Vibrio, Shigella, E. coli Campylobacter Norovirus. Now the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is zeroing in on…

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Vibrio, Shigella, E. coli, Campylobacter, Norovirus Raw Oyster Outbreak

An outbreak linked to raw oysters contaminated with Vibrio, Shigella, E. coli, Campylobacter and norovirus has sickened 16 people in 5 states.  Two people required hospitalization. The oysters were harvested from Estero El Cadron in Baja California Sur, Mexico. The…

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Raw Oyster Vibrio Outbreak in California Sickens 12

A Vibrio outbreak linked to raw oysters harvested off the Baja California coast has sickened 12 people who ate them at restaurants and prepared them at home. Some of the case-patients also tested positive for Shigella, norovirus and E. coli.…

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Imported Fresh Crab Meat Vibrio Outbreak Ends, Lawsuits May Follow

A Vibrio outbreak linked to crab meat imported from Venezuela and sold at restaurants and grocery stores has ended after sickening 26 people, hospitalizing nine of them. Some of those sickened may still choose to file lawsuits, says Vibrio lawyer Fred…

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Crab in Maryland Causing Vibrio, Lawyer Investigating

Eating fresh crab meat has sickened 8 people in Maryland. Vibrio lawyer Fred Pritzker and his team are investigating. This outbreak has also sickened 4 people in Louisiana (2), Pennsylvania (1), and the District of Columbia (1). We are a…

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Woman in Bellevue, WA Contracts Vibrio Infection

A woman in King County, Washington was diagnosed with a Vibrio vulnificus infection in a wound. This rare and infection can cause life-threatening illness. Vibrio bacteria live in seawater, but is usually found in warmer waters such as the Gulf…

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Vibrio Food Poisoning Risk in Massachusetts

You can sue a restaurant for Vibrio food poisoning if you were sickened by raw oysters. Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vibrio) is a bacteria that can cause severe illness and death, particularly in older people.  It is found naturally in the ocean,…

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Vibrio parahaemolyticus Outbreak in Maryland Not Caused by Eating Oysters

In the April edition of Emerging Infectious Diseases (a CDC publication), an article by FDA researchers discusses the 2012 outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus infections (vibriosis) in Maryland. Vibriosis is generally caused by eating raw oysters tainted with Vibrio bacteria. Most cases of vibriosis in…

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Vibriosis Outbreak in Washington Associated with Raw Oysters Sickens 30 People

At least 30 people in Washington have confirmed cases of vibriosis (infection from Vibrio bacteria) that may be associated with commercially grown oysters. The Washington State Department of Health closed three commercial growing areas: Totten Inlet near Olympia, North Bay…

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Drakes Bay Oysters Recall in California Due to Vibriosis Risk

Three cases of vibriosis have prompted a recall of raw oysters. California health officials have announced a recall of shucked and in-shell raw oysters from Drakes Bay Oyster Co. because they may be contaminated with Vibrio parahaemolyticus, a bacteria that…

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Missouri Vibriosis Outbreak and Raw Oysters: Free Consultation

A cluster of three cases of gastrointestinal Vibrio parahaemolyticus infection (vibriosis) in Eastern Missouri were identified June 27-28, 2012, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS).  Vibriosis is generally associated with eating raw oysters, a menu…