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Vibrio vulnificus

Vibrio vulnificus: Introduction

Vibrio vulnificus: This organism causes wound infections, gastroenteritis, or a syndrome known as "primary septicemia." Vibrio vulnificus, a lactose-fermenting, halophilic ... more about Vibrio vulnificus.

Vibrio vulnificus: Bacteria commonly infecting oysters and seafood. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Vibrio vulnificus is available below.

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Causes of Vibrio vulnificus

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Prognosis for Vibrio vulnificus

Prognosis for Vibrio vulnificus: V. vulnificus infection is an acute illness, and those who recover should not expect any long-term consequences. (Source: excerpt from Vibrio vulnificus (General): DBMD)

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FDA Bad Bug Book (Excerpt)

This organism causes wound infections, gastroenteritis, or a syndrome known as "primary septicemia." Vibrio vulnificus, a lactose-fermenting, halophilic, gram-negative, opportunistic pathogen, is found in estuarine environments and associated with various marine species such as plankton, shellfish (oysters, clams, and crabs), and finfish. It is found in all of the coastal waters of the United States. [Cases of illness have also been associated with brackish lakes in New Mexico and Oklahoma.] Environmental factors responsible for controlling members of V. vulnificus in seafood and in the environment include temperature, pH, salinity, and increased dissolved organics. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

Vibrio vulnificus (General): DBMD (Excerpt)

Vibrio vulnificus is a bacterium in the same family as those that cause cholera. It normally lives in warm seawater and is part of a group of vibrios that are called "halophilic" because they require salt. (Source: excerpt from Vibrio vulnificus (General): DBMD)

Definitions of Vibrio vulnificus:

A species of halophilic bacteria in the genus VIBRIO, which lives in warm SEAWATER. It can cause infections in those who eat raw contaminated seafood or have open wounds exposed to seawater. - (Source - Diseases Database)

 

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