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The FDA wants to let restaurants, stores, and people know that oysters harvested by Norm Bloom and Son from Westport, CT, might be bad. They're recalling the oysters because they might have norovirus, which has made people sick in Minnesota. It's not safe to eat these oysters, so restaurants and stores shouldn't sell them, and people shouldn't eat them. 

Recalled oysters are from Norm Bloom and Son (CT-069-SS, AQ), harvested from Westport, CT, lot 207, with the harvest date 2/20/2024. The oysters were distributed to restaurants and retailers in CT, FL, GA, MA, MD, ME, MN, NJ, OH, RI, SC, and TX, and may have been distributed to other states as well.

Customers Are Advised To

Consumers should not eat the potentially contaminated oysters. Consumers who have symptoms should contact their health care provider to report their symptoms and receive care. 

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Anyone, no matter their age, can catch norovirus and get sick. The main signs of norovirus are diarrhea, throwing up, feeling queasy, and stomach pain. Sometimes, people might also have a fever, headache, or body aches.

Usually, it takes about 12 to 48 hours after catching norovirus for symptoms to show up. Most folks start feeling better within 1 to 3 days.

If you have norovirus, you might feel really sick and throw up or have diarrhea a lot each day. This can make you lose fluids, especially if you're young, old, or already sick. Signs of losing too many fluids include peeing less, having a dry mouth and throat, and feeling dizzy when you stand up. Kids who aren't getting enough fluids might not cry tears, seem very tired, or be cranky.

If you think you or someone you're taking care of is really dehydrated, it's important to call a doctor.

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