Norovirus outbreak linked to raw oysters from Texas sickens more than 200 from 8 states


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Federal and state health officials have reported investigating a multistate norovirus outbreak linked to raw oysters from Texas.

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As of December 15, 211 illnesses have been reported in eight states: Alabama (AL), Florida (FL), Georgia (GA), Louisiana (LA), Mississippi (MS) North Carolina (NC), Tennessee (TN) , Texas (Texas).

the Food and Drug Administration confirmed that raw oysters harvested in the TX 1 area, Galveston Bay, Texas were likely to be contaminated with norovirus and distributed to restaurants and retailers in the eight states.

Norovirus is the leading cause of foodborne illness in the United States. Each year, about 2,500 outbreaks of norovirus are reported in the United States. Norovirus outbreaks occur throughout the year but are most common from November to April.

Norovirus is a highly contagious viral disease that is often called by other names, such as viral gastroenteritis, Stomach fluAnd the food poisoning.

the symptoms includes nauseaAnd the vomitingAnd the DiarrheaAnd some stomach cramps. Sometimes people additionally have a low fever, chills,Headachemuscle pain and a general feeling of fatigue. The disease often begins suddenly, and injured The person may feel nauseous. In most people, the disease is self-limiting symptoms It lasts for a day or two. in general, children He suffers from vomiting more than adults.

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Norovirus spreads exclusively from person to person crowdedclosed Places. Norovirus usually spreads through contaminated food and water, touching surfaces or objects contaminated with norovirus and then putting your hand or fingers in your mouth and closing it Call With someone who is vomiting or has diarrhoea.

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