Navigation Links
Vibriosis Outbreak Leads To Shut Down Of More Oyster Growing Areas

Washington State Department of Health has ordered closure of more oyster growing areas in the state following an outbreak of vibriosis related to eating raw oysters//.

Most of the 86 reported cases in the state have occurred before the commercial closures of the oyster growing areas by the Department of Health on July 24. This list of closures include all recreational beaches and commercial growing areas in Hood Canal, Samish Bay, Oakland Bay, Mystery Bay, Skookum Inlet, Totten Inlet and Eld Inlet.

"The closure of all of Hood Canal is precautionary due to the number of growing areas in the canal that have now been associated with these illnesses," said Nancy Napolilli, director of the department's Office of Food Safety and Shellfish.

Vibriosis is an illness caused by Vibrio parahaemolyticus that lasts for two to seven days. The best way to avoid illness is by avoiding eating raw oysters and by eating cooked oysters as the bacterium is killed when cooked at 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

The symptoms of the disease include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, headache, fever and chills which usually appear within 12 hours after eating infected shellfish, but can appear anywhere between 2 to 48 hours after consumption of an infected shellfish.

The illness, which is usually mild to moderate, can be life threatening in people with immune dysfunction or chronic liver disease. The outbreaks have been attributed to the unseasonable warm temperatures and afternoon low tides.

Once two consecutive samples from areas that have been affected by outbreak return negative, then the areas will be reopened. More information regarding closures of the oyster growing areas can be found in the agency’s website (http://www.doh.wa.gov/) under "In the News."


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Ebola Virus - Outbreak Claims More Lives In Uganda.
2. Grapes, Melons Implicated in Outbreaks
3. Green Onions Blamed in Outbreak
4. Mumbai Alert: Possibility Of An Epidemic Outbreak
5. Dengue Outbreak in Kolkata, Four Dead
6. Global Outbreak Of Bird Flu Warning By Chinese Scientist
7. India May not Face Bird Flu Outbreak
8. Pakistani Quake Survivors Face Outbreak Of Diarrhea
9. Legal Action against Authority Regarding Outbreak of Legionnaires’ Diseas
10. Novel Strain Detected In The Recent Outbreak Of Bird Flu At Ukraine
11. Watch Station Set Up In China To Monitor Bird Flu Outbreak
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/17/2017)... New York, NY (PRWEB) , ... January 17, 2017 , ... ... the grand opening of a new showroom at South Dixie Hwy in Miami, FL. ... Marketing Officer at Gym Source. “The new innovative in-store concept is designed to give ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 17, 2017 , ... ... by the political/social/economic events, Dr. Carol Francis re-releases powerfully uplifting interview with medical ... moments that help everyone endure and pass through tough times, Dr. Bernie Siegel ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... Kevin Harrington (one of the original ... featuring DRTV campaigns regarding the topic of Beauty and Personal Care. ... themselves. What better way to commit to these changes than beginning with personal care ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... Achieve TMS ... is opening a new office in San Clemente, California this month. Achieve TMS ... Southern California, successfully treating individuals struggling with major depression. Depression impacts over 15 ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... Peoples ... the Peoples Health network on Dec. 1, 2016. Peoples Health, a Metairie-based Medicare ... Center is an exciting addition to our provider network, and the addition will ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/17/2017)... 17, 2017 Secretary of Health Dr. ... Gary Tennis are warning Pennsylvanians of the ... overdose deaths from the drug in Beaver ... to sedate large animals and is not meant for ... into contact with it," Secretary Murphy said. "It,s absolutely ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... EU5 Glucose Monitoring Market Outlook to 2022 ... Monitoring Market Outlook to 2022", provides key market data ... value, in millions of US dollars, volume (in units) ... Glucose Meters, Blood Glucose Test Strips and Lancets. ... data for each of these market segements, and global ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... Jan. 17, 2017 The interventional radiology products ... 2021 from USD 6.35 billion in 2016, at a ... growth of this market are rising incidence of chronic ... invasive surgeries. The global interventional radiology products ... region. On the basis of type, the stents segment ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: