Watery, sometimes bloody, Diarrhea and abdominal cramps, often with nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, and headache. A wound infected with Vibrio may be red, swollen and painful.
Where this disease occurs.
Between 1988 and 1991 21 cases of Vibrio parahemolyticus infection occurred in the United states. From 1988 to 1995 300 cases of Vibrio vulnificus disease occurred in the United States.
There are 100 deaths a year from the vibriosis infection and 500 hospitalizations from the vibriosis infection.
Some treatments are to help maintain survival longer like antibiotics.
Antibiotics used for vibriosis are
- Doxycycline (100 mg PO/IV twice a day for 7-14 days) and a third-generation cephalosporin (e.g.,ceftazidime 1-2 g IV/IM every eight hours) is generally recommended
Another treatment for vibriosis of the limbs is commonly amputations.
Cite used- http://www.cdc.gov/vibrio/vibriov.html