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If you would like to learn more about Vibrio vulnificus, please feel free to contact the agencies, organizations, and companies listed below, or your local state health department. Without their cooperative efforts, this website, and future educational efforts, would not have been made possible. 

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Bon Secour Fisheries, Inc. Florida Bureau of Aquaculture Environmental Services Florida Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture Marketing Florida Department of Health Gulf & South Atlantic Fisheries Foundation Hilman Oyster Company Interstate Shelfish Sanitation Conference Jonny's Shrimp and Oyster Co., Inc. Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Leaving Seafood, Inc. Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board Louisiana State University Mississippi Department of Marine Resources Motivatit Seafood, Inc. Ole Biloxi Oyster and Shrimp Co. P&J Oyster and Shrimp Co. Texas Department of State Health Services Southeastern Fisheries Association, Inc.

What is Vibrio Vulnificus?

Vibrio vulnificus is a bacterium that occurs naturally in warm seawater. Vibrio vulnificus abundance is correlated with seawater temperature, and warmer water temperatures are linked to an increase in Vibrio vulnificus related illnesses. Learn More >>

Vibrio Symptoms/Treatment

Two types of Vibrio vulnificus infections can occur as a result of an at-risk individual consuming a raw oyster. These include Gastroenteritis and Primary septicemia. Learn more about their symptoms and treatment.