The role of Gulf Coast oysters harvested in warmer months in Vibrio vulnificus infections in the United States, 1988-1996. Vibrio Working Group.

@article{Shapiro1998TheRO,
  title={The role of Gulf Coast oysters harvested in warmer months in Vibrio vulnificus infections in the United States, 1988-1996. Vibrio Working Group.},
  author={Roger L. Shapiro and Sean F. Altekruse and Lori Hutwagner and Richard D Bishop and Roberta M Hammond and Stephen A. Wilson and Bidyut Ray and Simon Giles Thompson and Robert V. Tauxe and Patricia M. Griffin},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1998},
  volume={178 3},
  pages={752-9}
}
Vibrio vulnificus infections are highly lethal and associated with consumption of raw shellfish and exposure of wounds to seawater. V. vulnificus infections were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 23 states. For primary septicemia infections, oyster trace-backs were performed and water temperature data obtained at harvesting sites. Between 1988 and 1996, 422 infections were reported; 45% were wound infections, 43% primary septicemia, 5% gastroenteritis, and 7% from… CONTINUE READING