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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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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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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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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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Restaurants Should Warn of Risk of Vibrio Vulnificus Poisoning from Raw Oysters

Vibrio vulnificus is a bacterium found in contaminated raw seafood, particularly oysters.  In people with compromised immune systems, Vibrio vulnificus can cause sepsis, infection of the blood stream. Vibrio vulnificus blood infections are fatal about 50% of the time. Because of…