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Bugs that make you sick - Vibriosis

 

Cause : Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Vibrio vulnificus . Bacteria are common in seawater. Other Vibrio species found in seawater (including Víbrio cholera ) can cause foodborne disease.

Examples of foods involved : Raw or undercooked seafood such as oysters, shrimp, crabs, and clams. Open wounds exposed to seawater.

Transmission : Eating seafood contaminated with large numbers of bacteria.

Symptoms : Vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and nausea. Septicemia (blood poisoning) may occur in individuals with underlying chronic disease (particularly liver disease) who are infected with V. vulnificus.

Onset : 1-7 days.

Duration : 2-8 days. Vibrio vulnificus infections can be fatal in persons with liver disease and in the immunocompromised.

Prevention : Cook seafood thoroughly. Prevent cross-contamination between raw and cooked seafood. Refrigerate all seafood.

 

 

 

Bugs that make you sick:

Bacteria
Virus
Parasite
   

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