Outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus infection associated with eating raw oysters and clams harvested from Long Island Sound--Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York, 1998

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 1999 Jan 29;48(3):48-51.


During July-September 1998, an outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus infections associated with consumption of oysters and clams harvested from Long Island Sound occurred among residents of Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York. This is the first reported outbreak of V. parahaemolyticus linked to consumption of shellfish harvested from New York waters. This report summarizes the investigation of this outbreak.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bivalvia / microbiology*
  • Connecticut / epidemiology
  • Disease Outbreaks*
  • Foodborne Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Foodborne Diseases / etiology
  • Humans
  • New Jersey / epidemiology
  • New York / epidemiology
  • Ostreidae / microbiology*
  • Shellfish / microbiology*
  • Shellfish Poisoning
  • Vibrio Infections / epidemiology*
  • Vibrio Infections / etiology
  • Vibrio parahaemolyticus / isolation & purification*