is dedicated to raising awareness of potential health risks to at-risk consumers.

Educational Specialist: Dr. Fred Lopez

Meet Dr. Lopez

Meet Dr. Lopez: Dr. Fred Lopez is an infectious disease specialist who is currently Associate Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Medicine at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. Dr. Lopez was born and raised in New Orleans before moving to northern California and obtaining an undergraduate degree in Human Biology at Stanford University. He received his graduate degree in medicine from the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, and then returned to Stanford University where he was an intern, resident and chief resident in Internal Medicine and a fellow in Infectious Diseases. 

He is on the editorial board of several medical journals and has written more than 100 journal articles, chapters, and abstracts, many of them addressing his area of clinical interest, the syndrome of fever and rash. He is also co-editor of a McGraw-Hill textbook entitled, Infectious Diseases: Emergency Department Diagnosis & Management.

Alfredo (Fred) A. Lopez,
748 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Contact: 504/524-3342


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.