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More sickened in Connecticut by tainted shellfish

Associated Press

Publication: theday.com

Published August 16. 2013 7:00AM   Updated August 16. 2013 11:41PM

Stamford (AP) — More people have been sickened by tainted shellfish in Connecticut.

The Stamford Advocate reports an official from the state Department of Agriculture says 32 cases are either confirmed or under investigation. Fourteen of those are connected to clams or oysters harvested from beds off Westport and Norwalk.

The newspaper reports that 13 of the cases are unconfirmed. Five originated in harvest areas in other states.

Shellfish from Westport and Norwalk were recalled last week and state officials ordered most shellfish harvest locations closed after five people were reported sick from the naturally occurring bacteria.

The bacteria is not life-threatening, but it can cause diarrhea and other intestinal problems.

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