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What is Vibrio vulnificus?

What is Vibrio vulnificus?

  • Vibrio vulnificus: Bacteria commonly infecting oysters and seafood.
  • 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

Vibrio vulnificus: Introduction

Types of Vibrio vulnificus:

Broader types of Vibrio vulnificus:

How many people get Vibrio vulnificus?

Incidence (annual) of Vibrio vulnificus: less than 300 cases in 1988-1995 (DBMD)
Incidence Rate of Vibrio vulnificus: approx 1 in 906,666 or 0.00% or 300 people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Vibrio vulnificus: Relative Frequency of Disease: No major outbreaks of illness have been attributed to this organism. Sporadic cases occur frequently, becoming more prevalent during the warmer months. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book) ... Between 1988 and 1995, CDC received reports of over 300 V. vulnificus infections from the Gulf Coast states, where the majority of cases occur. (Source: excerpt from Vibrio vulnificus (General): DBMD)

Who gets Vibrio vulnificus?

Profile for Vibrio vulnificus: Target Populations: All individuals who consume foods contaminated with this organism are susceptible to gastroenteritis. Individuals with diabetes, cirrhosis, or leukemia, or those who take immunosuppressive drugs or steroids are particularly susceptible to primary septicemia. These individuals should be strongly advised not to consume raw or inadequately cooked seafood, as should AIDS / ARC patients. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

How serious is Vibrio vulnificus?

Complications of Vibrio vulnificus: see complications of Vibrio vulnificus
Prognosis of 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)

What causes Vibrio vulnificus?

Causes of Vibrio vulnificus: see causes of Vibrio vulnificus
Causes of Vibrio vulnificus: V. vulnificus can cause disease in those who eat eat contaminated seafood or have an open wound that is exposed to seawater. (Source: excerpt from Vibrio vulnificus (General): DBMD)
Risk factors for Vibrio vulnificus: see risk factors for Vibrio vulnificus

What are the symptoms of Vibrio vulnificus?

Symptoms of Vibrio vulnificus: see symptoms of Vibrio vulnificus

Complications of Vibrio vulnificus: see complications of Vibrio vulnificus

Seasonality of Vibrio vulnificus: Infections are seasonal; over 85% occur between May and October. (Source: excerpt from Vibrio vulnificus: DBMD)

Can anyone else get Vibrio vulnificus?

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

Vibrio vulnificus: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Vibrio vulnificus.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Vibrio vulnificus.

How is it treated?

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

Name and Aliases of Vibrio vulnificus

Main name of condition: Vibrio vulnificus

Class of Condition for Vibrio vulnificus: bacterial

Vibrio vulnificus: Related Conditions

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