Wash. Health Department says cook oysters

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by Associated Press

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Posted on August 14, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 14 at 11:55 AM

 OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington state Health Department says stop slurping down raw oysters this summer.

More than 40 people have been sickened this year with bacteria that can grow quickly in warm weather and low tides.

Health officials recommend cooking all shellfish to kill the vibrio bacteria.

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