The Q Life

If you’ve recently consumed crab meat, you may want to read this story extra closely.

The CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus.

According to Wikipedia, the incubation period is about 24 hours. It is followed by extreme diarrhea accompanied by nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and sometimes fever. Symptoms typically resolve within 72 hours, but may persist for up to 10 days in people with compromised immune systems.

Crab meat imported from Venezuela is to blame according to health officials and at least 12 people have been impacted by the infection thus far.

The outbreaks have been reported from Maryland, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia so far.