Detection of potential virulence markers of Vibrio vulnificus
strains isolated from fish in Sweden.
Necrotizing soft-tissue infections and primary sepsis caused by Vibrio vulnificus
and Vibrio cholerae non-O1.
from raw oysters: leading cause of reported deaths from foodborne illness in Florida.
thrive in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Coast of Florida, where the bacteria occur naturally.
Standard Coefficients Error t-statistic Intercept 4.198857 0.488164 8.601327 ** Chesapeake -7.5E-08 1.12E-08 -6.69841 ** Mid-Atlantic -5.4E-08 1.56E-08 -3.46849 ** New England 2.6E-09 3.675E-08 0.07116 South Atlantic 3.74E-07 7.08E-08 5.291183 ** Gulf of Mexico -5.1E-08 1.42E-08 -3.52745 ** Pacific Coast 1.6E-07 2.78E-08 5.740317 ** Dummy -0.57923 0.170346 -3.1033 ** Vibrio vulnificus
-1.4E-08 8.48E-09 -1.70666 * [R.sup.2] = 0.80; n = 55; ** significant at 95% confidence level; * 90% confidence level.
Only a small percentage of the population is susceptible to Vibrio vulnificus
infections, but about half of those who get it die.
The most dramatic adjustments in the unadjusted to adjusted point estimates were noted for staphylococcal foodborne disease, and for foodborne diseases caused by Vibrio vulnificus
and other Vibrio spp., with an [approximately equal to]80% change in point estimate for the latter.
Moreover, contamination of raw shellfish with Vibrio vulnificus
coli 0157:H7, poultry carry Salmonella and Campylobacter, and the consumption of raw shellfish has caused infection with Vibrio vulnificus
," says David Swerdlow of the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta.
To the Editor: The bacterium Vibrio vulnificus
is a marine flora saprophyte that can cause necrotic skin infection and septicemia in humans who eat shellfish.
KEY WORDS: oysters, Vibrio vulnificus
, Perkinsus marinus, AFLP markers, Crassostrea virginica
is a virulent, gram-negative, comma-shaped, motile bacterium that belongs to the family Vibrionaceae.