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What is Vibrio parahaemolyticus?

What is Vibrio parahaemolyticus?

  • Vibrio parahaemolyticus: Bacteria commonly infecting oysters and seafood.
  • Vibrio parahaemolyticus: A species of bacteria found in the marine environment, sea foods, and the feces of patients with acute enteritis.
    Source - Diseases Database

Vibrio parahaemolyticus: Introduction

Types of Vibrio parahaemolyticus:

Broader types of Vibrio parahaemolyticus:

How many people get Vibrio parahaemolyticus?

Incidence (annual) of Vibrio parahaemolyticus: 0.25 per 100,000 (DBMD 1997)
Incidence Rate of Vibrio parahaemolyticus: approx 1 in 400,000 or 0.00% or 680 people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Vibrio parahaemolyticus: Major outbreaks have occurred in the U.S. during the warmer months of the year. Sporadic cases occur along all coasts of the U.S. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book) ... Nationwide, an average of 190 culture-confirmed cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 1-3 deaths are reported each year. However, it is estimated that there are truly as many as 3000 cases (most not culture confirmed), 40 hospitalizations and 7 deaths. (Source: excerpt from Vibrio parahaemolyticus: DBMD)
Incidence of Vibrio parahaemolyticus: In 1997, the incidence of diagnosed V. parahaemolyticus infection in Food Net sites was .25/100,000. (Source: excerpt from Vibrio parahaemolyticus (General): DBMD)

Who gets Vibrio parahaemolyticus?

Profile for Vibrio parahaemolyticus: Target Populations: All individuals who consume raw or improperly cooked fish and shellfish are susceptible to infection by this organism. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

How serious is Vibrio parahaemolyticus?

Complications of Vibrio parahaemolyticus: see complications of Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Prognosis of Vibrio parahaemolyticus: Most persons recover after 3 days and suffer no long-term consequences. Bloodstream infections and death are uncommon and usually occur in persons with underlying medical conditions. (Source: excerpt from Vibrio parahaemolyticus: DBMD)

What causes Vibrio parahaemolyticus?

Causes of Vibrio parahaemolyticus: see causes of Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Causes of Vibrio parahaemolyticus: Most people become infected by eating raw or undercooked shellfish, particularly oysters. Less commonly, this organism can cause an infection in the skin when an open wound is exposed to warm seawater. (Source: excerpt from Vibrio parahaemolyticus (General): DBMD) ... Eating raw or undercooked shellfish, particularly oysters. Less commonly, wound infections may occur when wounds or soft tissues are exposed to warm seawater. (Source: excerpt from Vibrio parahaemolyticus: DBMD)
Risk factors for Vibrio parahaemolyticus: see risk factors for Vibrio parahaemolyticus

What are the symptoms of Vibrio parahaemolyticus?

Symptoms of Vibrio parahaemolyticus: see symptoms of Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Complications of Vibrio parahaemolyticus: see complications of Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Incubation period for Vibrio parahaemolyticus: 24 hours

Incubation period for Vibrio parahaemolyticus: Usually these symptoms occur within 24 hours of ingestion. (Source: excerpt from Vibrio parahaemolyticus (General): DBMD)

Duration of Vibrio parahaemolyticus: usually 3 days

Duration of Vibrio parahaemolyticus: Illness is usually self-limited and lasts 3 days. (Source: excerpt from Vibrio parahaemolyticus (General): DBMD)

Seasonality of Vibrio parahaemolyticus: Infections are seasonal; approximately 70% occur between May and October. (Source: excerpt from Vibrio parahaemolyticus: DBMD)

Can anyone else get Vibrio parahaemolyticus?

More information: see contagiousness of Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Inheritance: see inheritance of Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Vibrio parahaemolyticus: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Vibrio parahaemolyticus.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Vibrio parahaemolyticus.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Vibrio parahaemolyticus: Gastroenterologist, Infectious Disease Specialist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Vibrio parahaemolyticus.
Treatments for Vibrio parahaemolyticus: see treatments for Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Prevention of Vibrio parahaemolyticus: see prevention of Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Research for Vibrio parahaemolyticus: see research for Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Name and Aliases of Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Main name of condition: Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Class of Condition for Vibrio parahaemolyticus: bacterial

Other names or spellings for Vibrio parahaemolyticus:

Vibrio parahemolyticus

Vibrio parahaemolyticus: Related Conditions

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