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John88
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Two deaths in Florida linked to raw oysters from Louisiana this month

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A restaurant customer in Fort Lauderdale has died of a bacterial infection after eating raw oysters. A Pensacola man died the same way this month. Both cases involved oysters from Louisiana.

Gary Oreal, who manages the Rustic Inn, told the South Florida SunSentinel that the man who died had worked years ago at the restaurant famous for garlic crabs.

“Over the course of 60 years, we have served a couple billion oysters, and we never had anyone get sick like this guy did,” Oreal said.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Vibrio bacteria doesn’t make an oyster look, smell, or taste any different. The agency said about 80,000 people get vibriosis in the U.S. each year, and about 100 people die from it.

Inspectors from the Florida Department of Health checked out the restaurant's kitchen and examined its oyster inventory the day after the man became ill, Oreal told the newspaper.

“We passed with flying colors and we were allowed to continue to sell oysters,” he said, adding the oysters being served currently are from Louisiana. “If there was a problem with the oyster bed we would know it because others would have gotten sick.”

The restaurant has a sign warning patrons about the risks of eating raw shellfish.

“Oysters are top of the mountain for dangerous foods to eat,” Oreal said. “I have eaten them my entire life, and will continue. But you are putting yourself at risk when you do it.”

The Florida Department of Health says 26 people have become infected with the bacteria and six of them later died after eating raw shellfish, including oysters, so far this year. In 2021, 10 people died out of 34 people sickened. In 2020, there were seven deaths among the 36 who became ill.

Last week, a man in Pensacola died after contracting the bacteria from oysters he bought at a market, the Pensacola News Journal reported. That oyster also came from Louisiana, officials said.

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danilo
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But were they vaccinated?


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VolsOut4Harambe
Atlanta Braves Fan
Atlanta, GA
Member since Sep 2017
11749 posts

Oyster prices fricked.


MorbidTheClown
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oyster vaccine incoming


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Lakeboy7
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Somebody is going to sat Fentanyl arent they


Sao
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The agency said about 80,000 people get vibriosis in the U.S. each year, and about 100 people die from it.


Not enough of a percentage to worry about. Eat up.


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LegendInMyMind
Member since Apr 2019
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There's no R in August.
This post was edited on 8/17 at 11:56 am


slackster
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quote:

Over the course of 60 years, we have served a couple billion oysters, and we never had anyone get sick like this guy did,” Oreal said.





fr33manator
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I learned my lesson in May


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Toroballistic
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There is no "R" in August


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Koach K
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I believe this is caused by too many people whose diet consists of pancakes, french fries and breadsticks living near the coast who do nothing but poop in proximity to large watersheds.

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These are the same people who want to know if the tapioca pudding comes with a side of mashed potatoes and rice?
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PoppaD
LSU Fan
Texas
Member since Feb 2008
4104 posts

Don't eat Oysters during the hot months.


Tornado Alley
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Member since Mar 2012
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quote:

I believe this is caused by too many people whose diet consists of pancakes, french fries and breadsticks living near the coast who do nothing but poop.




GetBackToWork
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Member since Dec 2007
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Somebody is going to sat Fentanyl arent they



They probably found a $20 bill on the ground and said, "hey, I'll buy some oysters with this." Bam. Laced with fentanyl.


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CottonWasKing
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Member since Jun 2011
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Gulf oysters kinda suck if we’re being honest.


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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Gulf oysters kinda suck


Yeaaaaa I wish I had never eaten cold water boston oysters.

BUT, what an idiot. August and September are the two months you definitely do not eat them raw.


Gaston
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Dirty Coast
Member since Aug 2008
35488 posts

The ones grown off of the bottom are pretty damn awesome.


slackster
Stanford Fan
Houston
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Gulf oysters kinda suck if we’re being honest.


LA alone accounts for more than 1/3 of the national harvest. Seems like consumers may disagree.


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bushwacker
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Green Jeans need to set up shop at the weigh stations on I 10 and do temp checks for the reefer trucks carrying seafood.


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CottonWasKing
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quote:

Yeaaaaa I wish I had never eaten cold water boston oysters.



Same I used to love gulf oysters until I actually had a decent oyster.

Now the only time I’m eating gulf oysters are if they’re fried or charbroiled or I’m shitfaced.


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