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Warm Weather Leads To More Vibrio Bacterial Infections
2012-07-23 13:41:31

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Further proof today that our actions have long-lasting effects on our ecosystem, as a published paper has shown that man-made climate change is the main factor behind an emergence of bacteria in Northern Europe and other parts of the world. Discovered by a group of international researchers, this bacteria is known to cause gastroenteritis and has coincided with the recent emergence of Vibrio infections in Northern Europe. The...

2006-08-11 16:24:48

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. health officials added a warning about clams on Friday to their caution against eating raw oysters from the Pacific Northwest following more reports of stomach sickness caused by bacteria from the shellfish. Seventy-two illnesses linked to contaminated oysters and clams were reported from May 20 through July 31, the Food and Drug Administration said. Another 105 probable cases were recorded during the same time period. The illnesses were reported in...

2006-07-31 14:09:58

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Consumers should avoid eating raw oysters harvested from the Pacific Northwest, U.S. health officials warned on Monday after reports of stomach illnesses linked to bacterial contamination. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said a growing number of people, mostly in Washington state, have reported getting sick after eating oysters tainted with the Vibrio parahaemolyticus bacterium. More than 70 people in Washington have been infected, according to the...

2006-07-31 14:26:07

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Consumers should avoid eating raw oysters harvested from the Pacific Northwest, U.S. health officials warned on Monday after reports of stomach illnesses linked to bacterial contamination. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said a growing number of people, mostly in Washington state, have reported getting sick after eating oysters tainted with the Vibrio parahaemolyticus bacterium. More than 70 people in Washington have been infected, according to the...

2005-10-05 17:24:37

By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - Warming ocean waters may have tainted Alaskan oysters with a bacteria that triggered four outbreaks of illness on a cruise ship among people who ate the shellfish raw, researchers reported on Wednesday. "The rising temperatures of ocean water seem to have contributed to one of the largest known outbreaks of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in the United States," said Joseph McLaughlin of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, referring to the...

2005-09-13 09:20:08

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Investigators searching for evidence of epidemics following Hurricane Katrina found plenty of stomach upset but no serious outbreaks -- yet. "We haven't seen anything that jumps off the page," said Dr. Carolyn Tabak. "But there are illnesses that seem to be occurring in greater numbers." Tabak, a pediatrician at the National Center for Health Statistics in Hyattsville, Maryland, is helping lead a team of researchers who will decide if any epidemics have...


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2011-04-28 15:17:59

Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a curved, rod-shaped, Gram-negative bacterium found in brackish saltwater, which, when ingested, causes gastrointestinal illness in humans. V. parahaemolyticus is oxidase positive, facultatively aerobic, and does not form spores. This species is motile, with a single, polar flagellum. Ingestion of raw or undercooked seafood is the most common cause of the acute gastroenteritis caused by V. parahaemolyticus. Infection can also occur from fecal-oral route as well...

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