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Can vibrio vulnificus survive on cloth after contact with possible infected seawater? Clothes were wet and got in my car.
Vibrio vulnificus: Vibrio vulnificus is a species of Gram-negative, motile, curved, rod-shaped (bacillus), pathogenic bacteria of the genus Vibrio. It is usually found worldwide in coastal or estuarine environments with water temperatures from 9 to 31 °C. The organism has the ability to evade destruction in highly acidic environments such as the stomach. It can potentially survive on a wet cloth. ...Read more
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A bacterium: V. Parahaemolyticus is found in warm ocean water and is classically transmitted to humans by eating raw shellfish, especially oysters. The finding of this organism in sea water or shellfish does not at all imply sewage contamination. Because of global warming, oysters harvested as far north as alaska have acquired the organism where in the past it was mostly gulf of mexico shellfish. ...Read more