Texas Oyster Norovirus LawyerThe FDA is warning people in Texas not to eat raw oysters from British Columbia after hundreds of Norovirus illnesses were reported in the U.S. and Canada.

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CDC Reports 103 Norovirus Illnesses in 13 States

April 6, 2022 — The CDC reported 103 norovirus illnesses in 13 states, including Texas, and published a safety warning: “Norovirus Outbreak Linked to Raw Oysters from British Columbia”

The 13 states where illnesses have been reported include CA, CO, FL, HI, IL, MA, MN, NJ, NV, NY, OR, TX and WA. Health officials said they are currently “working with state and local partners to determine a more accurate number of illnesses in this outbreak and will update this number as more information is gathered.”

Oysters Linked to Norovirus Outbreak in U.S.

In April 2022, the FDA warned restaurants and retailers not to serve potentially contaminated raw oysters from British Columbia, Canada, after hundreds of people had food poisoning infections with Norovirus.

What Happened?

At least 34 people in California were infected with Norovirus after eating raw oysters at 9 restaurants in March 2022. Multiple other states have also linked oysters from Canada to outbreaks of food poisoning, according to the California Department of Public Health.

As of March 30, 2022, health officials in Canada reported that 279 people had experienced gastrointestinal illnesses within 48 hours of eating raw oysters from British Columbia between mid-January and late March.

Where Were The Oysters Sold?

The potentially contaminated oysters from Canada were sold in Texas and other states, according to the FDA. The oysters were sent to restaurants and retailers in CA, CO, FL, HI, IL, MA, MN, NJ, NV, NY, OR, TX, and WA, and possibly additional states through distributors.

“Retailers should not serve raw oysters harvested from the following harvest locations (or landfiles) within Baynes Sound: #1407063, #1411206, #278737 in BC 14-8 and #1400036, in BC 14-15. “Baynes Sound” will show on product tags as “14-8”and/or “DEEP BAY”, or “14-15.”.

Another Norovirus Outbreak Linked to Oysters From Canada

In 2016 and 2017, another major outbreak of Norovirus was linked to raw oysters from Canada — at least 331 people in Canada reported suffering gastrointestinal illnesses after eating raw oysters between December 2016 and March 2017, according to health officials.

What is Norovirus?

Norovirus is a virus that typically causes a sudden, short-lived bout of food poisoning. The symptoms usually appear within 1 or 2 days of eating contaminated food, and cause frequent diarrhea and vomiting for 12 to 48 hours. Most healthy adults recover without complications.

Symptoms of Norovirus

  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting (usually worse in children)
  • Nausea
  • Stomach cramps
  • Low fever
  • Headache
  • Body chills
  • Muscle aches
  • Fatigue (generally feeling tired)

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