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Dorset and Porthilly Oysters recalled due to virus contamination fears

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Dorset Oysters is recalling Dorset Oysters as a precautionary measure because the oysters might be contaminated with norovirus.

Another company Porthilly Shellfish which deals with oysters from the Camel Estuary in Cornwall is also recalling their product due to norovirus fears.

The products affected are limited to oysters sold at retail stores listed below between October 27 and November 12.

Oysters are being recalled over norovirus fears photo:Thomas John (53074084)
Oysters are being recalled over norovirus fears photo:Thomas John (53074084)

Both companies have recommended that customers do not consume the product and return them to the retailer for a full refund.

Symptoms caused by norovirus typically include sudden onset nausea, projectile vomiting, diarrhoea and fever but can also include abdominal pain and aching limbs.

According to the NCBI: "Contamination of seafood by pathogens with a human reservoir can occur when growing areas are contaminated with human sewage."

Norovirus can also lead to dehydration, especially in young children, older adults and people with weakened immunity.

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