• Raw oysters from Canada's eastern coastal waters blamed for Vibrio outbreak

    10 days ago - By Food Safety

    Exposure to shellfish is the likely cause of an outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus occurring in four Canadian provinces.
    According to the Public Health Agency of Canada , 21 confirmed cases of Vibrio parahaemolyticus illness were reported through mid-October in the following provinces: Saskatchewan (1), Quebec (7), New Brunswick (10), and Prince Edward Island (3).
    Symptoms of Vibrio parahaemolyticus infection may include:
    Watery diarrhea
    Abdominal cramps
    Bloody diarrhea
    The Vibrio infections occurred between early July and mid-September 2020. No deaths...
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