Vibrio infection refers to an infection caused by Vibrio bacteria. These bacteria live in coastal waters. Around 12 species of the bacteria cause infections of the digestive tract. Infection with Vibrio bacteria is known as vibriosis.
Signs and symptoms of vibriosis can include watery diarrhea that is often accompanied by abdominal cramping. Other associated symptoms and signs can include
The signs and symptoms are like those of food poisoning.
Causes of Vibrio Infection
In most cases, the illness results from eating contaminated food, such as raw or undercooked shellfish from water that contains the bacteria. Exposure of a skin wound to contaminated water can also lead to the infection.
Other vibrio infection symptoms and signs
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