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Flesh Eating Beach Bacteria In Florida
2013-09-30 14:00:13

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Deadly flesh-eating bacteria are emerging on the beaches of Florida and health officials are warning people at the coastlines to be aware. The Vibrio vulnificus bacterium has killed nine people in Florida so far this year, according to a report from a local ABC affiliate in Florida. This bacteria occur naturally in seawater, but they can get into a person's bloodstream through an open wound or from consuming raw shellfish. The Centers...

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2011-03-22 08:04:31

Salt water relay minimizes Vibrio A joint study by local oyster growers and researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science shows that moving farmed oysters into saltier waters just prior to harvest nearly eliminates the presence of a bacterium that can sicken humans. The findings"”reported by VIMS professors Kim Reece and Howard Kator, and local oyster growers Thomas Gallivan, A.J. Erskine, and Tommy Leggett"”may offer a relatively low-cost solution to a controversial...

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2010-06-24 10:15:04

Scientists are investigating impact of oil spill on vibrios and their antibiotic association with phytoplankton Mississippi Sound. Port Fourchon. Cocodrie. Three places among dozens in the Gulf of Mexico where oyster beds have thrived. How are the oysters faring with the oil spill? The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a rapid response grant to scientists Crystal Johnson, Gary King and Ed Laws of Louisiana State University (LSU) to find out. The researchers will look at how the...

2009-11-13 13:17:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several weeks ago, the FDA announced its intent to change, by summer 2011, its policy regarding the post-harvest processing of raw Gulf Coast oysters harvested in the warmer months. The intent of this change in policy, which would affect about 25% of the total annual harvest, would be to substantially reduce the number of Americans who suffer severe and painful illness and death from the Vibrio vulnificus bacteria. The FDA's announced...

2009-11-09 16:17:00

Protections for Gulf Coast Shellfish Industry Would Increase Death Toll WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Science in the Public Interest was joined today by victims, consumer advocacy, and public health organizations in urging Congress to support the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) efforts to protect consumers from contaminated oysters that each year cause scores of serious illnesses and deaths. The blood infection caused by Vibrio vulnificus bacteria in...

2008-10-15 18:00:23

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- To The Editor: Recent deaths of consumers in Florida and Texas caused by bacterial infections in shellfish should remind people with certain pre-existing conditions of health risks associated with consuming raw shellfish, particularly during warm weather when waters in the Gulf of Mexico are especially susceptible to the growth of Vibrio vulnificus bacteria. Vibrio vulnificus is a naturally occurring bacteria completely unrelated to pollution....

2006-09-03 21:37:57

NORWICH (Reuters) - Diseases not normally seen in Europe are now starting to appear because of the world's changing climate, a scientist said on Monday. Professor Paul Hunter, of the University of East Anglia in England, told a British science conference that erratic weather that will cause flooding and drought will also lead to changes in the incidence of infectious disease. "There are already significant indications of disease burden occurring in Europe as a result of climate...

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...

2005-09-13 11:46:57

Washington, DC--September 13, 2005--In the wake of Katrina, the public health threats from infectious diseases in hurricane-devastated areas are more likely to come from milder, more common infections rather than exotic diseases. These common infections can often be prevented using simple hygiene measures and a little common sense. "Deadly diseases, such as typhoid or cholera, are unlikely to break out after hurricanes and floods in areas where these diseases do not already naturally occur,"...

2005-09-07 17:12:08

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three people have died from bacterial infections in Gulf states after Hurricane Katrina, and tests confirm that the water flooding New Orleans is a stew of sewage-borne bacteria, federal officials said on Wednesday. A fourth person in the Gulf region is suspected to be infected with Vibrio vulnificus, a common marine bacteria, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Julie Gerberding told reporters,...


Latest Vibrio vulnificus Reference Libraries

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2011-04-28 16:37:36

Vibrio vulnificus is a species of Gram-negative, motile, curved, rod-shaped bacteria of the Vibrio Genus. Hollis et al. first reported it in 1976. It was given the name Beneckea vulnifica by Reichelt et al. in 1976 and in 1979 Vibrio vulnificus by Farmer. V. vulnificus is related to V. cholerae and is present in marine environments such as estuaries, brackish ponds, or coastal areas. It causes an infection often incurred after eating seafood, especially raw or undercooked oysters. It can...

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