The oysters as an excellent food… and not killer in power !

Health 11 January, 2018


Published the 11.01.2018 à 16h41


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The facts

A middle aged man visiting friends on the coast of Louisiana last September, bought and ate oysters. According to a string of american television, she got sick in 36 hours and died 21 days later.
The fact of the presence of red plaques on her legs, then all over the body, his relatives had first thought an allergy, but a shortness of breath and a real respiratory distress led him in the icu in less than 48 hours.

The explanation

The doctors found that this woman, otherwise healthy, had been infected by a bacterium of the genus Vibrio, which would be a dangerous bacteria ” flesh-eating “.
According to the u.s. center for infectious disease surveillance (CDC), people can contract the bacteria of the genus Vibrio by eating raw seafood or undercooked, or via an open wound in the stagnant water.

According to his relatives, the fifty-year-old has so eating 2 dozens of oyster and would have been in contact with stagnant water. She died on October 15, 2017, at the end of 21 days of resuscitation.
The members of his family wish to raise awareness of the risks of this bacterium.

Oysters in France are controlled

The U.s. health authorities remind us that eating oysters raw including animal husbandry has not been properly controlled, there are risks. Only certain precautions can wipe out the danger : boil food, wash hands after touch or even avoid swimming in water that is low in salt when one has wounds.

The recommendation will smile foodies.

For five years now, it is true that this type of infection is only growing. This is explained by the warming climate. Waters, increasingly hot, attract the bacteria that find shelter in shellfish, seafood and fish.

Remember that oysters the French are not especially high in hot water… The answer is in the origin of the oyster very controlled in our country and the checks that will be made subsequently on this case.

The oyster is a perfect food

The oyster is a good source of animal protein, devoid of fat, and a very large mineral wealth ! Phosphorus, copper, calcium, zinc… the list is non-exhaustive

With 100kCalories and 11 grams of protein for a dozen, you can even consider it as an excellent food plan… provided that you do not eat too much of bread and butter with.

The specialists recommend it even for the athlete. Finally, for those who would still have doubts : there are excellent recipes with oysters cooked on the internet.