9 people ill after eating Cameron Parish oysters

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Associated Press

Posted on January 4, 2013 at 10:02 PM

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's health department has recalled oysters from one Cameron Parish harvest area and has closed it to shellfish harvesting because nine people got stomach illness after eating oysters gathered there.

The Department of Health and Hospitals order Friday recalls all oysters harvested in West Cove off of south Calcasieu Lake since Dec. 28, including shucked, frozen, breaded, post-harvest processed and oysters for the half shell market.

Department spokesman Ken Pastorick did not know how much was recalled or how widely oysters from that area were sold.

The closure is expected to last at least three weeks. Harvesters and distributors working in that area have been notified, Pastorick said.

The department says nobody was ill enough to be hospitalized. It says they may have had norovirus, which causes vomiting and diarrhea.

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Map including closed area: http://1.usa.gov/UpnJ7O

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