Vibriosis

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Vibriosis is an illness that affects the stomach and intestines. It is a rare disease and is caused by bacteria that live in salty water found along the coast of the United States from Cape Cod to Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, and along the entire west coast. People get the bacteria in their bodies by eating raw seafood, especially oysters, or by getting sea water into an open cut. People who have weak immune systems are much more likely to develop serious complications from the infection. Symptoms may include diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.

 

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Last Reviewed: 8/7/2017