Posted: Mar 25, 2010 2:20 AM
Source: Associated Press
An outbreak of illnesses in Mississippi two weeks ago prompted a recall Wednesday of oysters harvested in Louisiana.
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals says 11 people got sick with norovirus at a seafood conference. One person was hospitalized but has since been released.
The recall affects oysters harvested since March 6 from Basin 4, Area 7 in Plaquemines Parish. It applies to shucked, frozen, breaded and post-harvest processes oysters, as well as those for the half-shell market.
Cooking kills norovirus, but undercooked oysters can still carry it.