LA Times: 100 Californians have contracted norovirus from raw Canadian oysters

Canada has reported more than 170 cases of gastrointestinal illness linked to consumption of raw oysters. (


According to the State Department of Public Health, over 100 individuals in California have contracted norovirus from Canadian oysters. An official warning was issued on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, regarding oysters harvested in the south and central Baynes Sound. In Canada alone, over 170 patients complaining of gastrointestinal illness were seen. Norovirus is a contagious viral infection that causes inflammation of the stomach and intestine resulting in diarrhea, vomiting, and fever. Fortunately, the number of new infections is declining, however, the investigation into the matter is still active. To read more about the outbreak, click here

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