A man who consumed a rotten oyster that was said to be “one in a billion” perished.
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Man dies from eating ‘one in a billion’ bad oyster
The man contracted a bacterial infection after eating the oyster at the Rustic Inn Crabhouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, he contracted Vibrio and became unwell.
It is alleged that Gary Oreal remarked, “He had the one in a billion that was horrible.” “I feel awful.”
According to Oreal, it was the first time a guest at the restaurant had experienced such a tragedy.
In the past 60 years, he claimed, “we have served a few billion oysters, and we have never had someone become sick like this guy did.”
Following the event, the state Department of Health investigated the kitchen, which, according to Oreal, “passed with flying colors.” He issued a caution against eating oysters, but claimed that this won’t deter many people who enjoy seafood from doing so.
According to him, oysters are the most hazardous meal to consume. I have eaten them all my life and will continue to do so. But when you do it, you put yourself in danger.
The man reportedly used to work there years ago.
According to the Broward County Medical Examiner, he has been identified as Roger “Rocky” Pinckney and tested positive for oxycodone, opioids, and cannabis. According to WTVJ, Vibrio was also discovered in his blood.
Pinckney is the second person in Florida to pass away this month after consuming a raw oyster.
According to the Pensacola News Journal, Rodney Jackson, the director of business engagement at the Studer Community Institute, contracted Vibrio after consuming oysters from Maria’s Fresh Seafood Market. On August 9, he passed away.
The oysters that the Jackson and the unnamed man consumed came from Louisiana, according to the New York Post.
According to the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), infections from vibriosis frequently occur during warmer weather.
Instead of more significant health problems, the infection typically results in nausea and diarrhea. However, according to the CDC, fibrosis cases can happen in any type of weather.
According to the CDC, “An oyster containing dangerous bacteria doesn’t look, smell, or even taste different from any other oyster.”