Vibrio Infection (Vibrio parahaemolyticus)

Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a bacterium in the same family as those that cause cholera. It lives in brackish saltwater and causes gastrointestinal illness in humans.

V. parahaemolyticus naturally inhabits coastal waters in the United States and Canada and is present in higher concentrations during summer.

 

Updated Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 12:34PM