Vibrio parahaemolyticus and related halophilic Vibrios.

  title={Vibrio parahaemolyticus and related halophilic Vibrios.},
  author={Sam W. Joseph and Rita R. Colwell and J. Kaper},
  journal={Critical reviews in microbiology},
  volume={10 1},
Approximately 30 years have elapsed since Dr. Fujino's original discovery that Vibrio parahaemolyticus (then termed Pasteurella parahemolytica) was the cause of "summer diarrhea" in Japan. Since that finding, V. parahaemolyticus has been established as a cause of gastroenteritis in numbers and places approaching global proportions. It has been isolated in marine and estuarine areas almost worldwide and despite its halophilic nature, V. parahaemolyticus has been isolated from saline-free waters… CONTINUE READING

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