Eating raw oysters can increase the chance you will get sick with vibriosis. That’s because Vibrio bacteria thrive in coastal waters where oysters are harvested.
Getting seawater or seafood drippings on an open wound can cause vibriosis.
Some Vibrios can get into the bloodstream. Many bloodstream infections are fatal, and death can occur within days.
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- Page last updated: October 24, 2016
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