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<i>Vibrio vulnificus</i> Oysters: Pearls and Perils

Nicholas A. Daniels

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 52, issue 6, pages 788-792
Published in print March 2011 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online March 2011 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciq251
Vibrio vulnificus Oysters: Pearls and Perils

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Vibrio vulnificus is a naturally occurring bacterium found ubiquitously in coastal waters. Infection with this organism, which is often associated with eating raw oysters, is the leading cause of seafood-related deaths in the United States. This article reviews the current scientific literature on this potentially lethal pathogen and discusses the prognosis, treatment, and prevention of V. vulnificus infections.

Journal Article.  3491 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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