Salmonella outbreak in raw oysters affects Florida, Georgia and Alabama

MIAMI – The Florida Department of Health issued an alert on Wednesday warning the public of a salmonella outbreak in Florida, Georgia and Alabama.

According to the state Department of Health and Human Services, investigators have linked eight cases to eating raw shellfish oysters harvested from Dec. 16 to Feb. 24 in the Cedar Key area.

According to the FDOH, on Feb. 24, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services closed the associated Cedar Key shellfish area.

According to the FDOH, the most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours of eating a contaminated product.

For more information on FDOH advice, visit this page.

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