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Clin Infect Dis. 2011 Mar 15;52(6):788-92. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciq251.

Vibrio vulnificus oysters: pearls and perils.

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  • 1Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA. ndaniels@medicine.ucsf.edu

Abstract

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.

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10.1093/cid/ciq251
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