San Antonio Bay Oysters Recalled

By: Shane McAuliffe Email
By: Shane McAuliffe Email

The Texas Department of State Health Services State has recalled all oysters harvested from San Antonio Bay after people in two other states were sickened by norovirus after consuming them.

Oysters harvested in the bay between Nov. 16 and 25 are included in the recall. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, consumers should dispose of them.

The Texas agency received reports that about a dozen people in North Carolina and South Carolina have gotten sick with norovirus after consuming the oysters. State health officials in those states, with assistance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are investigating.

Norovirus typically is not life threatening and does not generally cause long-term effects. There have been no reports of sickness in Texas due to the oysters.

KBTX News 3 contacted a local restaurant that serves raw oysters and it did not carry the oysters out of San Antonio Bay.

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