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Doctor insights on: Vibrio Vulnificus

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Where can I come into contact with vibrio vulnificus?

Where can I come into contact with vibrio vulnificus?

Water and oysters: Eating raw or inadequately cooked oysters and wound infection from contamination water. ...Read more

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I love oysters. What is the risk that I will catch vibrio vulnificus?

I love oysters. What is the risk that I will catch vibrio vulnificus?

Raw oysters: You are at risk if you eat raw or inadequately cooked oysters. It can be a serious infection. The risk, with eating raw oysters, depends on the contamination of water in which oysters grew. ...Read more

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Is vibrio vulnificus possible in fish oil supplements?

Is vibrio vulnificus possible in fish oil supplements?

Fish oil: Could find no reports of vulnificus in fish oil and the fish used for fish oil are not usually vulnif vectors. Can't vouch for it can't happen. ...Read more

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Can vibrio vulnificus survive on cloth after contact with possible infected seawater? Clothes were wet and got in my car.

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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What are the symptoms of vibrio cholera?

What are the symptoms of vibrio cholera?

Watery diarrhea: Many people infected with the cholera bacillus have no symptoms but when symptoms occur the disease is manifest by watery ( rice water ) stools, sometimes with vomiting and little fever. ...Read more

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What exactly is vibrio parahaemolyticus?

What exactly is vibrio parahaemolyticus?

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

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Is cholera caused only by the bacterium vibrio?

Yes: Vibrio cholerae is the cause of human cholera. Fowl cholera and swine cholera are not human diseases and caused by different pathogens. ...Read more

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