CDC Issues Health Advisory on Vibrio Infections Moving North in Warming Waters
On September 1, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a health advisory to public health departments and others about an increase of Vibrio vulnificus infections, including wound and foodborne infections, particularly in the coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico or East Coast. The cause: warmer coastal sea surface temperatures.
Reports from Connecticut, New York, and North Carolina have increased this summer and include five fatalities. The other notable difference is — with five fatalities just this summer — they weren’t from eating exposed shellfish, but from ...
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