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Raw oysters spike U.S. rise in bacterial infections


Raw oysters, so good with hot sauce, increasingly can carry something even more unsettling to the stomach: A bacteria linked to vomiting, diarrhea and pain.

There were 242 infections last year with vibrio, a saltwater-based bacteria that can pool in shellfish, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta said in a report Thursday. That's a 75 percent jump from 2006-2008 and the highest level seen since tracking began in 1996, the CDC said...

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