The raw Florida oysters that sickened at least 11 people during March and April were contaminated with an unusual but mild strain of cholera.

“This is the first outbreak of illness from this strain of cholera in Florida, and we have yet to be able to find any other cases in the United States,” …

Oysters from one harvest area of Florida’s Apalachicola Bay should not be eaten, served, purchased, sold or shipped, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said in an alert Tuesday.

Eight people who ate oysters harvested from area 1642 between March 21 and April 6, 2011  were confirmed to have toxigenic Vibrio cholerae O75. Laboratory results have yet …