Vibrio Vulnificus

Affects over 400 people a year

How do you get it?

The virus requires salt to live, you can get it by eating contaminated seafood that's raw or uncooked. You can also get it by swimming in sea water with open cuts. The incubation period is 12 to 72 hours after consuming the contaminated seafood. You start to see symptoms around 2 to 8 days after eating raw or uncooked seafood.


The symptoms are diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, sudden chills, fever, shock, and skin lesion. The implicated illness is diarrhea and skin lesions.

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How do you prevent yourself from getting it?

You can avoid getting Vibrio Vulnificus by not eating any raw or undercooked seafood/ shellfish.
Vibrio vulnificus: What You Need To Know