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The number of Vibrio vulnificus cases reported in Florida has increased by four, bringing the total statewide to 31 cases, according to a Florida Department of Health (FL DOH) update today. This number is up from 27 cases reported last week. New cases are ...
The Global Dispatch · 10/9/2013
At least 10 people in the state have been infected with Vibrio vulnificus, and two have died this season after either swimming at a beach or eating raw shellfish that was contaminated with the bacteria. Here’s what you need to know about the scary but ...
News Week · 6/26/2015
Florida state health officials are warning beachgoers of a rare saltwater bacteria, Vibrio vulnificus, that has infected seven and killed two people this year, reports CBS News. Vibrio vulnificus' numbers increase in the summer months as the water gets ...
International Business Times · 6/13/2015
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"People can get infected with Vibrio vulnificus when they eat raw shellfish," Florida Health Department spokeswoman Mara Burger said in a statement. "Since it is naturally found in warm marine waters, people with open wounds can be exposed to Vibrio ...
CBS News · 6/12/2015
You've likely heard of a "flesh-eating bacteria" hitting Florida and other states this summer. While the bacteria are real, public health officials say the "flesh-eating" part is not. Vibrio vulnificus is a naturally occurring bacterium that lives in warm ...
CNN · 8/8/2014
Sarasota County issues public health warning. BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Following the deaths of nine individuals who contracted Vibrio Vulnificus, the Florida Department of Health has issued a PSA warning about this virus. Below is the statement …
Space Coast Daily · 10/4/2013
Vibrio vulnificus is a gram-negative bacterium, found in warm seawater, which affects only humans and primates [4]. It belongs to the same family as the bacteria that cause cholera and Vibrio parahaemolyticus [3]. Vibrio vulnificus infection can result ...
Health Map · 6/19/2015
Every summer, the news reports on a bacterium called Vibrio vulnificus found in warm saltwater that causes people to get sick, or die, after they eat raw tainted shellfish or when an open wound comes in contact with seawater. People with a weakened …
News-Medical · 1/15/2015
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Patty Konietzky thought the small purple lesion on her husband's ankle was a spider bite. But when the lesion quickly spread across his body like a constellation, she knew something wasn't right.
The Huffington Post · 10/11/2013
Last year, 45 cases of the bacterial infection were reported from 27 counties, with Hillsborough and Duval counties recording the most, five and four, respectively. In addition, 14 V. vulnificus related fatalities were reported in 2015. The last year this ...
outbreaknewstoday.com · 1/2/2016

Vibrio vulnificus

Species
Vibrio vulnificus is a species of Gram-negative, motile, curved, rod-shaped, Pathogenic bacteria of the genus Vibrio. Present in marine environments such as estuaries, brackish ponds, or coastal areas, V. vulnificus is related to V. cholerae, t…
Vibrio vulnificus is a species of Gram-negative, motile, curved, rod-shaped, Pathogenic bacteria of the genus Vibrio. Present in marine environments such as estuaries, brackish ponds, or coastal areas, V. vulnificus is related to V. cholerae, the causative agent of cholera. Infection with V. vulnificus leads to rapidly expanding cellulitis or septicemia. It was first isolated as a source of disease in 1976. The capsule, made of polysaccharides, is thought to protect against phagocytosis. The observed association of the infection with liver disease might be due to the capability of more virulent strains to capture iron bound to transferrin. Toxin production plays a relevant role in pathogenicity.
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