June 12, 2024

Texas well being officers revealed a person died after contracting Vibrio vulnificus after consuming uncooked oysters. 

The person, who was between 30 and 40 years previous, had underlying well being circumstances that predisposed him to the bacterial an infection, in line with the Galveston County Well being District . 

The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention reviews that 100 folks within the U.S. die yearly from vibriosis. 

The an infection normally happens when an individual consumes uncooked or undercooked shellfish, notably oysters, which have the micro organism, which naturally lives in heat coastal waters. 

“Due to unusually heat ocean temperatures this 12 months, the variety of vibrio infections in the USA is growing,” the Galveston County Well being District warned. 

About 80% of infections happen between Might and October, the CDC notes, due to the hotter water. 

Signs of vibriosis embody diarrhea, abdomen cramping, vomiting, fever, and blistering lesions. The CDC says most individuals with a gentle case of vibriosis get well after about 3 days. Nevertheless, these with preexisting circumstances may have extra extreme outcomes. 

“Should you expertise any of the beforehand talked about signs after consuming undercooked shellfish comparable to oysters and clams, or after recreating in coastal areas, please seek the advice of along with your physician,” the Galveston County Well being District mentioned. 


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