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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:35 AM

Vibriosis, Deadly Disease Associated With Raw Oysters, May Get More Common As Ocean Warms

Vibriosis, Deadly Disease Associated With Raw Oysters, May Get More Common As Ocean Warms
Posted: 02/07/2013 10:31 am EST | Updated: 02/07/2013 1:32 pm EST

Forty-year-old Darrell Dishon wasn’t an oyster fan. Before June of 2009, he’d never even tried one. So when his wife Nicole proposed splitting a dozen raw shellfish at a restaurant in Panama City, Fla., where the two were vacationing, he was leery.

Nicole remembers eating 10. She says Darrell ate two.

A day later, Dishon -- a quality inspector at a heavy machinery plant outside Cincinnati -- started vomiting and getting diarrhea. He got worse over the next few hours. Nicole urged him to go to the hospital. After confirming that Dishon had eaten raw oysters and conducting lab tests, the doctors delivered the awful news that he had contracted a form of vibriosis, one of the most deadly foodborne illnesses in the world.

Over the following weeks, Darrell's health continued to decline. He developed life-threatening septicemia. His doctors amputated both his legs above the knee in an effort to stop the spread of the bacteria.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/07/vibriosis-oysters_n_2617262.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business






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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:51 AM

1. I'm not eating any seafood from the Gulf of Mexico.

I've never been wild about seafood anyway and the oil spill a few years ago reinforced my views. The last time I ate raw oysters was over a quarter century ago when I was a college student.

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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:45 AM

2. Raw shellfish, you might as well just plop a turd in your mouth.

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