Cape Cod Oysters Sicken 75 People With Norovirus

October 17, 2016

Wellfleet’s oyster beds have been shut down until further notice

Bad news for oyster lovers in the Northeast: 75 people in Massachusetts have fallen ill with norovirus after eating tainted oysters.

The foodborne illness outbreak was linked to consumption of shellfish from Wellfleet, the Associated Press reports, leading state health officials to shut down the town’s shellfish beds last week. The health department also issued a recall of any Wellfleet oysters harvested since last September, instructing restaurants not to serve them.

State health officials say the illnesses were linked to raw oysters served at weddings and restaurants in the Cape