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Bacterial infection kills man who ate raw oyster at Florida restaurant

Bacterial infection kills man who ate raw oyster at Florida restaurant”

A 71-year-old man has died after contracting a bacterial infection from a bad oyster he ate at a Sarasota-area restaurant last week, according to our news partners at WWSB.

The man died on July 10 after eating at an unidentified restaurant in Sarasota County, according to the Florida Department of Health. It states the man ate the oyster on July 8th and died two days later.

The restaurant where the oyster was served was not immediately identified.

Though such infections are rare-only about 205 USA cases per year, according to the CDC-the Florida Department of Health notes that exposure is most common from May to October, when the saltwater the bacteria inhabits is warmest.

Health officials say the bacteria can be found anywhere in salt water at any time and can also be found in raw or undercooked shell fish.

Infection by Vibrio vulnificus is characterized by fever, chills, decreased blood pressure and blistering skin lesions. The Florida Department of Health said if you are infected, you could see these signs.

Oysters, clams, and mussels need to be cooked thoroughly since infection may be contracted through consumption of undercooked shellfish.

"Most infections occur from May through October when water temperatures are warmer". According to the department's website, there were no similar cases in 2017, while three cases were recorded back in 2016.

Healthy individuals develop mild disease from the infection but the infection can become more serious and even deadly in people with compromised immune systems, particularly those with a chronic liver disease. The county did not have any vibrio cases a year ago but there were confirmed cases and one death in 2016. In rare cases, the bacteria can become "flesh eating disease".



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