UPDATE: 'Flesh-eating' bacteria kills 1 in Sarasota County
For those with vulnerable immune systems, health officials are urging these measures: • Do not eat raw oysters or other raw shellfish ... gastrointestinal form of the infection can only be contracted by eating raw or undercooked fish.
WARNINGS ISSUED ON EATING SHELLFISH THAT IS UNCOOKED
Experiments also indicate the virus can remain in clams and oysters ... raw shellfish. It also advises anyone who does so and comes down with gastrointestinal ailments to get a gammaglobulin shot for protection against possible infection with the hepatitis ...
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Oyster-causing hepatitis can be a killer that destroys your liver (and thereby your ability to drink alcohol). You can also get a tapeworm from eating contaminated raw meat. Next time you enjoy a nice haunch of venison at a restaurant in the U.S., rest ...
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The mix of human waste, chemicals, oil and other ... can occur after a wound is exposed to warm coastal waters where the V. vulnificus organism is a natural inhabitant. Infection may also be acquired by eating raw or undercooked seafood (especially oysters ...
Marine Bacterial Infection Kills 1 in Sarasota County
Highest on the list is liver disease — including Hepatitis C and cirrhosis — but other ... can only be contracted by eating raw or undercooked fish. V. vulnificus, a relative of the bacteria that cause cholera, requires salt to survive. Most U.S ...