How Eating Raw Oysters Can Pose Health Risks for Some

Vicki Bergquist and her wife, Jeanette LeBlanc, were visiting friends and family in Louisiana when they tucked into a bag of raw oysters. Twenty-four hours later, LeBlanc was seriously ill and could hardly get air into her lungs. As it turned out, doctors say LeBlanc had contracted vibrio, a potentially deadly form of flesh-eating bacteria that can be caused by eating undercooked seafood like oysters.