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Multistate Raw Oysters from the Gulf of Mexico 1988

Oysters that were harvested in the coastal waters of Panama City, Florida, were associated with a multistate outbreak of hepatitis A. Hepatitis A virus was isolated from oysters from approved an unapproved oyster beds and from scallops harvested from an approved area. Illegal harvesting was common practice during this time. Multiple opportunities for fecal contamination of shellfish beds were evident.

Tags:
  • Outbreak began:
  • July 1988
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Hawaii, Alabama, Georgia
  • Organism(s):
  • Hepatitis
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Seafood, Shellfish, Oysters
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 61
  • 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:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 17
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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