Salmonella outbreak linked to Florida raw oysters


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The Florida Department of Health (DOH) and health departments in Georgia and Alabama found out salmonella Outbreak associated with consumption of raw oysters harvested from oyster harvesting area FL-3012 in Cedar Key, Florida. To date, there have been 8 cases linked to this outbreak within Florida, Georgia and Alabama.


On February 24, 2023, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services closed oyster harvesting zone FL-3012 for harvesting wild oysters and began recalling harvested wild oysters from December 16, 2022 to February 24, 2023.

Do not eat the shellfish listed in this recall.

Individuals should be aware of the current increased risk of disease associated with the consumption of raw shellfish. Consumption of contaminated food salmonella It can cause salmonellosis. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating a contaminated product. Most people recover without treatment.

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In rare cases, the infection can lead to a more serious illness and require hospitalization. The elderly, infants, pregnant women, and immunocompromised individuals are at greater risk of severe disease and should seek medical attention if symptoms appear.

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