Washington Hit With Historic Number of Vibrio Infections Following Major Heatwave
The Washington Department of Health (DOH) linked the recent heatwave that left millions of shellfish dead to the historic number of vibrio cases the state has reported in July.
The state said the high temperatures and low tides of late could be the reason behind the increase rate of the disease that is related to consuming raw or undercooked shellfish. Particularly oysters contaminated with Vibrio.
“Another effect of the recent heat wave is the presence of conditions conducive to Vibrio infections. It is important that when we eat seafood we take...
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