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Vibrio

Vibriosis causes an estimated 80,000 illnesses and 100 deaths in the United States every year. People with vibriosis become infected by consuming raw or undercooked seafood or exposing a wound to seawater. Most infections occur from May through October when water temperatures are warmer.

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Information on this website focuses on Vibrio species causing vibriosis. To learn about the illness caused by certain strains of V.cholerae, visit CDC’s cholera website.

Vibrio and Raw Oysters

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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.

Vibrio and Wounds

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ALERT: Flooding & Vibrio Infection Risk

If you are in an area affected by hurricanes and coastal flooding, see how to take steps to prevent a Vibrio wound infection.

People at Risk for Infection

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Anyone can get sick from vibriosis, but some people may be more likely to get an infection or severe complications.

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