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Norovirus outbreak linked to oysters from the Oregon coast

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NEWPORT, OR (KPTV) -

Oysters from the Oregon coast are being blamed for a norovirus outbreak.

State health officials are investigating the outbreak that made 17 people sick who ate oysters from Yaquina Bay earlier this month. All 17 people have recovered.

The people who fell ill reported having eaten the oysters between Feb. 12 and Feb. 14.

Oregon Oyster Farms of Newport sold the oysters and has issued a voluntary recall of their raw shucked oysters with sell-by dates of Feb. 19 to March 8.

They are also recalling product sold in mesh bags containing five dozen in-shell oysters with harvest dates of Feb. 5 through Feb. 15.

Consumers who have purchased those products from Oregon Oyster Farms Inc., are urged to discard them or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 541-265-5078.

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