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What is the chance I will get sick from eating a raw oyster

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Ayres
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
1 in a million: Twenty million americans consume raw shellfish like clams and oysters each year. Shellfish are filter feeders that pick up and concentrate bacteria, ... Read More
Dr. Marvin Ott
20 years experience Emergency Medicine
Extremely low: Raw oysters are served as a delicacy at restaurants across the United States and the world daily, yet food poisoning cases from raw oysters number les ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
No: You get toxo from undercooked meat, not oysters. You can get enteric infections (infectious diarrhea) or hepatitis a from oysters.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
39 years experience Family Medicine
Should be fine: If you never became ill, then it is unlikely that you were ever infected with listeriosis.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Yes and no: Raw oysters occasionally carry a risk of hepatitis but this complication is not common.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Should be...: Unless you by raw on your own! Most restaurants have secure providers, so the risk is almost null. Hepatis viruses are the most common worry, but do n ... Read More
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt/workup: The black color may be related to a number of things. If there is tar in the air, old blood in any area of the airway, this can cause this color in th ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Do due danger of: Disease transmission.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
49 years experience Family Medicine
Eat one: If you get sick, you got a bad one. If you buy them, they should have a certificate attached. Otherwise you can't tell until it's too late.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Santiago Roldan
20 years experience Dentistry
Don't eat them..: Raw sea food is dangerous anyhow. Hot sauce will not do anything against bacteria. Also, since you are allergic to other foods, you may very well be ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Bellak
21 years experience Allergy and Immunology
May be fish allergy: You may have an allergy to finned fish. Finned fish have different proteins then crustaceans and mollusks. In addition, you may have noticed that yo ... Read More
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