Pandemic Vibrio parahaemolyticus O3:K6 Spread, France

  title={Pandemic Vibrio parahaemolyticus O3:K6 Spread, France},
  author={M L Quilici and Annick Robert-Pillot and Jessica Picart and J. M. Fournier},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
To the Editor: Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a halophilic bacterium that occurs naturally in aquatic environments worldwide. It causes one of the most severe forms of gastroenteritis and is the leading cause of seafood-associated bacterial gastroenteritis in the world, often associated with the consumption of raw or undercooked seafood. Since 1996, the incidence of V. parahaemolyticus infections has increased dramatically. V. parahaemolyticus strains previously associated with only sporadic cases… CONTINUE READING