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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 11:13 pm 
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I am being tested for numberous different things right now. One is "Hemochromatosis"
While looking on websites about it I found this about Shellfish
It is a bacteria " Vibrio vulnificus "
Sure sounded really bad and dangerous to get it. The raw shellfish can have this.
Just thought to share as I saw some other people talking about Shellfish also.
Kelly


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 12:06 am 
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Kelly

Yes, bad GI problems...more commonly known as the cause of cholera in the Gulf Coast region of the US. Not very common, though. Hepatitis A (from contaminated foods) was much more common where I grew up.

This is why you should not eat raw oysters, and all seafood should be thoroughly cooked (for non-allergic people, of course).

People used to only eat shellfish, especially clams and oysters, in months without an "r" (ie: June, July, August). With modern commerce, you can get anything year-round; but this practice is not necessarily safe-practice.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 2:59 pm 
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Daisy;
I never really think of shellfish at all as I have always been anaphylatic to it.
I was also surprised to see it on" the site" I was to as something to be concerned about. For example swimming in the warm waters if you have a cut on your body.
This may matter for more than one reason for me, depends on my tests results.
Gee, it amazing when you know only to say away from something how little you actually know about it.
Kelly


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 8:54 pm 
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Kelly,

I only know about this because I work in a lab, and because I grew up on the Gulf Coast. Some people actually die from getting this in a cut, but fortunately it's not very common.

Sorry you are being tested for Hemochrom... Have they had you giving blood to relieve it? It used to be one of the "remedies."

Daisy


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 10:15 pm 
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Daisy;
While visiting my Nana in the hospitial the Doctors have suggested that I have this testing done. With the family history, and our hertiage it has been suggested.

So I have had lots of blood testing and I am waiting for the results.
My next step (no matter the results) will be the gentic testing.

I did see that about the blood letting , but they also recommend a special diet.
Like, what else can I not eat?
Kelly


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