I am 5 months pregnant can i eat oysters?

i am 5 months pregnant can I eat oysters

    8Theresa Gould
    Great question. I'm not sure. Probably not if it's raw.

    A quick google search and I came up with:

    "Microbial Contamination

    Oysters may carry a naturally-occurring type of bacteria called Vibrio vulnificus, which often produces no symptoms but can lead to severe illness in some individuals. Oysters from the Gulf of Mexico are more likely to harbor this bacteria. In addition, oysters can carry a variety of other viruses because they are filter feeders and accumulate contaminants from the local environment. These bacteria and viruses are killed by heating. Raw oysters should be avoided during pregnancy, but fully cooked oysters are safe to eat." Source: livestrong.com
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