Here are some shocking news. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is an outbreak of norovirus illness that has left at least 211 people ill. This outbreak has been linked to Texas raw oysters. The Texas Department of State Health Services has ordered a recall of oysters harvested in the TX 1 region of southeastern Galveston Bay between November 17 and December 7, 2022. On December 8, the Texas DSHS stopped harvesting in the TX1 area. If you have purchased oysters in the TX 1 area since November 17, please check your package. This is the package your oysters arrived in. Also, look out for any signs that the oysters were harvested in Texas 1. To verify the origin of the oysters, contact the person who sold them if you don't have the package. If you find oysters from Texas1, don't eat the shells. You should dispose of them in a safe way. This means that they must be wrapped in plastic and placed in a place where no one can touch them. Norovirus is something you don't want. You don't want norovirus to spread to other people, no matter what your feelings about them. It's not easy to have norovirus and the associated symptoms, as Forbes has previously covered. When you have symptoms such as bad diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach pains, and stomach problems, it is difficult to walk around the park. These symptoms can often appear between 12 and 48 hours after exposure. Although symptoms may disappear within a few days, they can still be severe. These symptoms are more severe than other gastroenteritis. There is a risk of severe diarrhea and vomiting. If you experience severe diarrhea or vomiting, it is important to monitor your hydration and contact a healthcare professional immediately. According to the CDC, "Norovirus" is the most common cause of foodborne disease in the United States. The recall affected oysters have been sold to retailers and restaurants in at least eight states: Alabama (Florida), Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. There was the possibility that they could have ended up in other states. You don't have to be in these states so you don't have to worry about checking the origin of your oysters before eating them. The CDC recommends other precautions you can take, in addition to checking the origin of your oysters. Oysters should be cooked thoroughly and heated to at least 140 degrees for a longer time before being eaten. This is 145 degrees Fahrenheit, not Celsius or Kelvin. Heating something to 145° Celsius would be heating it to 293° Celsius, which would surely heat it to over 145° Fahrenheit and beyond the boiling point. Temperatures of 145° Kelvin would be about minus 198 degrees Fahrenheit. Handling oysters requires that you wash your hands with soap and water frequently. Except for chocolate-covered hands, you won't hear much public health advice about washing your hands often and thoroughly. It is important to disinfect surfaces and objects that have come in contact with oysters. The CDC also advises that you don't prepare or provide care for other people if you're sick. This applies to at least two days after your symptoms have subsided. You don't want to tell your partner, "Honey, I'm sorry you're feeling sick, but could you please make sure you're able to cook dinner?"