The Interactions of Vibrio vulnificus and the Oyster Crassostrea virginica

  title={The Interactions of Vibrio vulnificus and the Oyster Crassostrea virginica},
  author={Brett A Froelich and J. Douglas Oliver},
  journal={Microbial Ecology},
The human bacterial pathogen, Vibrio vulnificus, is found in brackish waters and is concentrated by filter-feeding molluscan shellfish, especially oysters, which inhabit those waters. Ingestion of raw or undercooked oysters containing virulent strains of V. vulnificus can result in rapid septicemia and death in 50 % of victims. This review summarizes the current knowledge of the environmental interactions between these two organisms, including the effects of salinity and temperature on… CONTINUE READING
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