A recent seafood recall has many people “clamming” up with fear, as nearly 100 people have gotten sick. Now don’t worry too much, this only applies to oysters from British Columbia, Canada. All other seafood is safe.
Additionally, if your oysters aren’t from British Columbia, Canada, then you should be good. The 100 people that got sick purchased their oysters from restaurants and retailers alike that carried oysters from that area only.
The sickness that is being acquired is norovirus infection. According to the CDC, “The virus causes your stomach or intestines or both to get inflamed.
“This leads you to have stomach pain, nausea, and diarrhea and to throw up. These symptoms can be serious for some people, especially young children, and older adults”
The virus is also very contagious! An amount the size of the head of a pin can make over 1,000 people sick. Yikes!
If you still want to enjoy oysters (outside of the ones from British Columbia, Canada, of course), then “health officials say people who eat shellfish should cook them until the internal temperature reaches at least 145 degrees.”
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