by Luis Gay
What are Vibrio Infections
Vibrio vulnificus and vibrio parahaemolyticus are bacteria that occur naturally in warm coastal areas, like the Gulf of Mexico. These bacteria are found in higher concentrations when water gets warmer like during the summer. Vibriosis is characterized by diarrhea, primary septicemia, wound infections, or other extra intestinal infections. Infection with pathogenic species of the family Vibrionaceae can cause two distinct categories of infection: cholera and vibriosis, both of which are nationally notifiable.