Saturday, September 14, 2013

Bummer: Guy from Nevada takes fossil-fueled trip to Alaska, eats raw oysters for three days on a fossil-fueled cruise ship, then gets diarrhea; CO2 blamed

Sea Sick - Modern Farmer
In the summer of 2004, a physician in Nevada was not feeling well. The cause of his illness would turn out to be far more interesting than your typical stomach flu.

He had just returned from vacation in Alaska’s Prince William Sound. Onboard a 78-passenger cruise ship, he traveled amidst glacier fjords east of the Kenai Peninsula, feasting on Pacific oysters and other coastal delicacies for three nights.

While on the boat, he began suffering the symptoms of gastrointestinal distress, including stomach cramps and explosive, watery diarrhea.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So Mediterranean oysters are a definite no-no. As for north Australian, near tropical, shell-fish...shitsville.
What a bummer.