Illnesses traced to raw oysters
consumed at Queen Anne location.
Many bacterium and virus may cause "norovirus-like" symptoms, some more so than others. Consumers whose immune systems are suppressed should be especially aware of the risks inherent in consuming raw seafood. Warming water temperatures, some believe tied to man-caused global warming, will increase the likelihood of different Vibrio strains and blooms in Puget Sound which oysters' natural filtering retain during the summer months.