This is probably a little late for those who went out and indulged themselves over the weekend, but here goes… “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers to avoid eating oysters harvested from the San Antonio Bay… due to reports of norovirus-associated illnesses.”
It looks like about a dozen or so people have become sick with a norovirus-related illnesses all the way up to North and South Carolina as well as other local state consumers who ate the oysters harvested from the San Antonio Bay.
“Symptoms of illness associated with norovirus include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramping. Affected individuals often experience low-grade fever, chills, headache, muscle aches and a general sense of tiredness. Most people show symptoms within 48 hours of exposure to the virus. The illness typically lasts one to two days. Norovirus typically is not life-threatening and does not generally cause long-term effects.”
The oyster beds in the San Antonio Bay that were causing this problem were shut down by the Texas Department of Health Services on Nov. 26, so this is just a warning to try and catch those shipments still out there.