Worse yet, the study found that oysters act not only as a way for noroviruses to be transmitted to humans when eaten raw, but also as an incubator for the viruses to mutate between infectious outbreaks, which is just wonderful. The stomach flu is already one of the most common illnesses in the world, and as we all know, involves painful and debilitating vomiting among other unpleasant bodily functions.
This is all to say you might be getting some fresh gastrointestinal distress served on the half shell. That hot sauce probably won't save you.
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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and still wants oysters all day every day, including right now. Send news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.