Washington-State Raw Oysters Link to Bacterial

WASHINGTON D.C. (KHNL) - A bacterial illness has sickened at least six people prompting the federal government to advise people not to eat raw oysters harvested in Washington-state's Hood Canal.

The state's health department closed the area and has asked commercial harvesters and dealers who obtained oysters from this area to recall them.

Raw oysters from the area were distributed to California, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, New York, Oregon, Washington, Canada's British Columbia, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore.

Symptoms of the illness include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, headache, fever and chills and usually appear within 24 hours after eating the oysters.