02 May 2013

• Long Island Sound Oysters and Vibrio Parahaemolyticus

“ Deaths are rare, as are those who suffer lasting effects. Nationally, there were 193 cases in 2012, with 55 requiring hospitalization; six of the victims died. The CDC estimates that there were 4,500 cases in all. However, most went unreported owing to the usually mild nature of the infection.

”There was only one confirmed case in Connecticut last year, in Westport, officials said. None have occurred thus far in 2013, although the worst months are coming up -- June, July, August and September. But with prudent harvesting practices, oysters remain safe to eat raw year-round, experts say.”

Source: CTPost.com

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