Who gets V. vulnificus infection?
You can get V. vulnificus infection if you eat contaminated shellfish (especially oysters) or other seafood. If you have an open cut and go in the ocean or touch raw seafood, you can also get this infection.
Vibrio Vulnificus Infection: Diagnosis and Treatment by Michael H. Bross, M.D., Kathleen Soch, M.D., Robert Morales, M.D., and Rayford B. Mitchell, M.D. (American Family Physician August 15, 2007, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20070815/539.html)
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