Vibrio Vulnificus

Vibrio is not an oreo. Don't eat it.

Where Vibrio is Found and How People Can Become Infected With This Foodborne Illness

Vibrio is a very dangerous bacteria found in warm sea water. Any seafood can become infected with this foodborne illness, but Vibrio is most commonly found in shellfish.


People can become infected with this bacteria by eating raw or uncooked seafood, or by exposing an open wound to warm sea water.

Why People should Avoid Vibrio and The Symptoms of This Foodborne Illness

The symptoms of Vibrio can be very dangerous, especially for those who have other health problems. Vibrio can cause very severe bloodstream infections and wound infections. Vibrio also causes Gastroenteritis (vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea).

How to Outsmart This Foodborne Illness

1. Wash your hands and any surface or thing that came in contact with raw or uncooked seafood.

2. Don't eat raw or uncooked seafood.

3. Avoid cross contamination.

4. Don't expose an open wound to sea water of any kind just in case it may have Vibrio.

5. Try not to eat or touch anything that you think may be contaminated with Vibrio.