A recall has been issued for all oysters harvested from San Antonio Bay on the Texas coast due to a potential risk of personal injury after people from two other states fell ill with norovirus after consuming them.
According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, oysters that were harvested in the bay between November 16 and 25 are affected by the recall. The Department recommends that consumers dispose of them.
The Texas agency had received reports of approximately a dozen people from North and South Carolina who fell ill with norovirus after eating the oysters. The reports are being investigated by health officials in North and South Carolina, with assistance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Noroviruses are a group of viruses that cause gastroenteritis. Typically norovirus is not life-threatening and causes no long-term effects. No illnesses from the oysters have been reported in Texas.