The Associated Press reports that health officials in Oregon have issued a warning asking residents to avoid eating raw oysters after 14 people in the state fell ill over the last few days.
Those affected came down with infection caused by a bacteria directly associated with raw oyster consumption.
According to the state, symptoms of the illness include watery diarrhea, cramps, vomiting and fever. Most people recover without treatment.
A majority of the Oregon cases have been reported in people who ate raw oysters at restaurants in Portland and Medford.
One of the patients ate oysters harvested from a private site in Washington state.
According to health officials, along with the 14 Oregon cases, more than 15 people in Washington and British Columbia are also reportedly ill.