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Oyster-Linked Norovirus Illness Occur in San Diego County

Health officials from San Diego County, CA announced that Oyster-linked norovirus was found in people who ate oysters imported from Mexico. The health officials advised consumers and restaurants that they should throw it away. The health official added that it expanded its investigation of oyster-linked illness.

The health official announced that at least 69 people with norovirus and its related oysters were imported from Mexico and they confirmed it and probable cases. At this time, no hospitalization was reported as an infectious disease but fell ill after consuming the seafood in a raw a day with symptoms which included vomiting and diarrhea.

According to FOX5, on January 10, fish restaurants of The Fish Shop restaurants which are located in Pacific Beach, Point Loma, and Encinitas were investigated by Public Health Services after complaints of foodborne illness. This virus appeared at other fish restaurants in other regions: San Bernadino, LA, Orange, Ventura, and Riverside.

Then the following day, the County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) confirmed that at least 41 confirmed or probable cases of norovirus illness in San Diego County were linked to contaminated oysters imported from Sonora, Mexico. Health officials also reported oyster illness from sickened patrons at Carlsbad Aquafarm, an aquaculture farm.

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