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2010 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to British Columbia Oysters

Lots of Effingam XSM (extra small), raw, oysters that were harvested between September 7 and 21 along the coast of British Columbia, Canada, were linked to outbreaks of Norovirus. The oysters were mostly sold in restaurants in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario. However, some may have been sold to retail outlets. The known illnesses occurred in three clusters among restaurant patrons in British Columbia.

  • Outbreak began:
  • September 2010
  • Affected Country:
  • International
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Not Applicable
  • Organism(s):
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Seafood, Shellfish, Oysters
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Albion Fisheries, Sea World Fisheries
  • Total ill:
  • 0
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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