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Although Vibrio vulnificus infections can be deadly and can lead to the loss of limbs and lengthy hospital stays for survivors, the State Department of Health does not notify the public when new cases arise. At the time …
Sun Herald · 1 day ago
The number of deaths in Florida attributed to Vibrio vulnificus infections have officially topped those logged in 2014 with fewer overall cases reported so far. According to figures updated by the Florida Department of …
Patch · BySherri Lonon · 7/20/2015
The family of a Hancock County fisherman who nearly died after a day on the water now confirms the bacteria he came in contact with was vibrio vulnificus. One week ago, 62-year-old Al Garcia was shrimping between the Long Beach and Gulfport harbors …
WLOX 13 · 7/21/2015
Vibrio Vulnificus
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Five cases of vibrio vulnificus and one case of vibrio parahaemolyticus have been identified in the region reporting water exposure on the bayside or raw seafood exposure, with onset dates ranging from April 4 to July 2.
Victoria Advocate · 7/18/2015
vibrio
Reports of individuals contracting Vibrio vulnificus (flesh-eating bacteria) in local waters has caused concern among residents and visitors. In an effort to educate the public about this issue, Victoria resident and former Texas Parks and Wildlife ...
The Rockport Pilot · 7/17/2015
Vibrio virus
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
This time, it was an unidentified person who swam in Citrus County waters. The bacteria,Vibrio Vulnificus, gets into the body via open wounds. It has killed 9 of the 17 people infected by it after swimming in Florida …
News Talk Florida · 7/22/2015
Saltwater Bacteria

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 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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