The information for this article was provided by The American Liver Foundation and The Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference (ISSC).
Every year millions of Americans consume raw molluscan shellfish, especially oysters and clams. For some people, however, eating raw or undercooked molluscan shellfish can cause serious illness or death from Vibrio vulnificus.
Vibrio vulnificus is a gram-negative …
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has issued the following checklist of health-related items people should take with them in the event of evacuation ahead of Hurricane Ike. Items include:
· Birth certificates
· Immunization records for children and …