Avoiding Bad Oysters
Be cautious of uncooked or undercooked oysters, particularly these harvested within the Gulf Coast and Chesapeake Bay throughout hotter months. They’re significantly weak to Vibrio vulnificus, a bacterium that happens naturally in marine waters however multiplies quickly in heat climate.
Contaminated oysters could cause delicate sickness in wholesome individuals, however extreme sickness in these with well being issues.
Some retailers and eating places promote oysters specifically handled to kill Vibrio. Nonetheless, these processes might not destroy all micro organism or different pathogens, together with Norovirus, which oysters can carry any time of 12 months resulting from contaminated waters.
Folks with compromised immunity or different persistent medical circumstances (resembling liver illness), pregnant girls, younger kids, the aged and anybody in frail well being ought to keep away from uncooked or undercooked oysters.