To noones surprise, dangerous bacteria has shown up in Delaware Bay shellfish. The Associated Press reports that strains of shewanella and potentially dangerous photobacterium have been found in Delaware Bay oysters.
Basically… here’s the scoop. Shewanella and the photobacterium species in question are harmless to those with normal immune systems, but can cause skin and blood infections among children, elderly, the immunocomprised, etc.
Therefore, we’re making this little public service announcement. We know it’s old news and we know you probably won’t get sick, but hey… we’re just putting it out there.
Bacteria discovered in Del. Bay shellfish [Inquirer]
(Photo: Shewanella via Hor-Gil Hur, GIST)