Twelve people have been sickened, with four hospitalized.
Louisiana is one of four locations where health officials say 12 people were sickened after they ate crab meat from Venezuela. An outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus has been linked to the imported shellfish, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Infections have been reported from Louisiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. Four people have been hospitalized. Illnesses linked to the crab meat were reported from April 1 to July 3.