Health Care Provider Information on Vibrio parahaemolyticus Infection
- Reporting Vibrio spp.
All Vibrio ssp. infections, including V. parahaemolyticus infections, are reportable to the Minnesota Department of Health.
Healthcare providers and clinical laboratories are required to report cases and suspect cases of Vibrio cholerae to the Minnesota Department of Health.
- Persons ill with Vibrio parahaemolyticus are subject to restriction
on daycare attendance and food handling.
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- Treatment is not necessary in most cases of V. parahaemolyticus infection.
- There is no evidence that antibiotic treatment decreases the severity or the length of the illness.
- Patients should drink plenty of liquids to replace fluids lost through diarrhea.
- In severe or prolonged illnesses, antibiotics such as
tetracycline, ampicillin or ciprofloxacin can be used.
- The choice of antibiotics should be based on antimicrobial susceptibilities of the organism.
Do you suspect that you have a foodborne or waterborne illness? Visit reporting suspected foodborne/waterborne illnesses.