...mais ce n'est toujours pas la grande forme. My temperature returned to normal (37ºC) yesterday afternoon, but I still have symptoms of the gastroenteritis. It's only been 48 hours since the onset. I was again up in the middle of the night, a few hours ago.
I guess I got off easy, in a sense. A few years ago, there were several deaths related to contaminated oyster down in the Archachon area (just south of Bordeaux), which is famous for its fine oysters. And I read yesterday that there have been deaths from contaminated oysters in Florida recently too. I don't know how long the oysters we ate had been out of the water. I wonder if oysters that are out of the water too long, and no longer filter-feeding, while they don't die, become more dangerous to eat because micro-organisms that are in them have time to multiply and produce more toxins because the oysters are not expelling them.
I wonder if this particularly bad year for oyster-eating (if it in fact is one) is related to the long dry spell we lived through here in France from mid-June to October. And then the constant rains of the past three months. Extreme weather cycles like that can't be good for oysters. Not to mention oyster producers and people who enjoy eating oysters. The toxins in them are colorless, odorless, and tasteless. So you never know — until 24 to 36 hours after you've eaten them.