Duxbury Bay, Photo/New England Boating, Tom Richardson.

Duxbury Bay, Photo/New England Boating, Tom Richardson.

PatriotLedger.com: Forty commercial oyster beds in Duxbury, Kingston and Plymouth, Massachusetts, will remain closed for at least three more weeks because of a bacterial outbreak that sickened three people.

The state shut down the beds August 30 (2013) after three reports of gastroenteritis caused by the bacterium Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Officials recalled oysters harvested since July 22 (2013) from the beds, one of which is owed by Island Creek Oysters of Duxbury.

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