Eating raw oysters can put you at risk of food-borne illnesses, such as norovirus, hepatitis A and salmonella. And, sadly, hot sauce, lemon juice and alcohol do not reduce the risks.
In the wake of a norovirus outbreak traced to raw oysters from British Columbia, our expert explains how to eat this culinary delicacy safely.
A digitally colorized cluster of norovirus virions.
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We have an awful lot in common with the viruses that infect us.
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Symptoms can occur as soon as 30 minutes after exposure to the culprit organism or toxin.
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