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2007 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Raw Oysters, Maryland

People who attended the Bull and Oyster Event over the weekend of February 9 to 11, in Maryland, became ill after eating raw oysters that had been harvested from San Antonio Bay, Texas. The resulting investigation resulted in the temporary closure of the oyster beds on February 24 and recall of the oysters.

  • Outbreak began:
  • February 2007
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Maryland
  • Organism(s):
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Seafood, Shellfish, Oysters
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Festival
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Bull and Bay Oyster
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 40
  • 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:
  • No
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 0
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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