Two Vancouver Island oyster farms have been closed following an outbreak of norovirus associated with eating the raw shellfish.

The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control says about 40 cases of acute gastrointestinal illness have been connected to the consumption of raw oysters since March. Testing has confirmed some of the cases were norovirus.

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A batch of frozen raspberries from China that was recalled by the provincial government could have made hundreds of Quebecers sick last summer.

More than 700 confirmed or suspected cases of norovirus, a diarrhea-inducing bug, were reported to the health watch division of Quebec’s Health Ministry and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ).

According to the Pierce County Department of Health, the week started with 41 reports of ill diners, which led to the closure of El Toro in Tacoma’s Westgate neighborhood Monday. By Wednesday, reports of ill customers had extended to its sister restaurant in University Place and that location also closed for sanitizing.

So far, about

The Loudoun County Health Department has identified more than 135 individuals who reported becoming ill after visiting the Chipotle Mexican Grill at 21031 Tripleseven Road, Sterling, VA 20165 between July 13 and 16, 2017. “Two ill patrons have tested positive for the same strain of norovirus. Based on symptoms reported and these preliminary laboratory results,

Screen Shot 2017-06-13 at 6.44.19 PMHeath officials have determined the source of a norovirus that sickened dozens of people attending a festival at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds last month.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services spokeswoman Jennifer Miller told the Leader-Telegram the gastroenteritis outbreak at the Special Kids Day event was caused by contaminated food.

Miller says multiple stool samples

6a00d8341c630a53ef01539126936b970b-320wiFollowing reports of norovirus-like illnesses in people who report eating raw oysters from several areas in Washington and elsewhere, public health officials at the Washington State Department of Health have tracked down areas where some of the illness-linked oysters were harvested.  Over the past several weeks, small harvest closures and recalls have been ordered, the

3865Food Safety News reported that the consumption of raw or undercooked oysters from British Columbia is blamed for 321 cases of norovirus gastroenteritis in three Canadian provinces, according to an updated report from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), released March 27. The outbreak, which has affected residents of British Columbia, Alberta and

oystersAn outbreak of norovirus linked to B.C.-harvested oysters is now under Canadian federal investigation.

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) says it has taken on a leadership role in the investigation, now that cases have been reported in Alberta and Ontario, as well as B.C.

As of Feb. 14, the agency says it’s aware