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31 In Florida Infected By Bacteria In Salt Water

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 12.11.2013 | Healthy Living

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Patty Konietzky thought the small purple lesion on her husband's ankle was a spider bite. But whe...

Florida Man Killed By Flesh-Eating Bacteria

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 09.30.2013 | Weird News

A Florida man died after contracting a flesh-eating bacterial infection while wading in a river on Saturday. Henry Konietzky, 59, succumbed to the...

Why Climate Change Should Scare Oyster Lovers

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 09.03.2013 | Green

Eating raw oysters in the summertime is always risky; aqueous pathogens peak when the ocean is warm, which is part of why folk wisdom suggests one sho...

Joe Satran

Climate Change Could Make Oysters More Deadly

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 02.07.2013 | Food

Forty-year-old Darrell Dishon wasn’t an oyster fan. Before June of 2009, he’d never even tried one. So when his wife Nicole proposed splitting a d...

FDA To Ban Sale Of Raw Oysters From Gulf Of Mexico

AP | CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW ORLEANS — Federal officials plan to ban sales of raw oysters harvested from the Gulf of Mexico unless the shellfish are treated to destroy p...

Serving Safer Shellfish: Why The FDA Shouldn't Back Down

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Every summer, like clockwork, a dozen or more Americans with cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, HIV, or alcohol-related liver damage die after eating summer oysters from Gulf Coast states.