Raw Oysters Spike U.S. Rise in Bacteria Infections, CDC Says (1)

April 17, 2014 5:51 PM

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Raw oysters, so good with hot sauce, increasingly can carry something even more unsettling to the stomach: A bacteria linked to vomiting, diarrhea and pain.

Infections with vibrio, a saltwater-based bacteria that can pool in shellfish, jumped 75 percent last year from 2006-2008, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta said in a report today. That’s the highest level seen since tracking began in 1996, the CDC said. There were 242 i...

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