[Answer] Vibrios

Answer: curved or comma-shaped
Vibrios
Vibriosis causes an estimated 80 000 illnesses and 100 deaths in the United States every year. People with vibriosis become infected by consuming raw or undercooked seafood or exposing a wound to seawater. Most infections occur from May through October when water temperatures are warmer. Information on this website focuses on Vibrio species …
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Vibrio. Vibrio is a genus of Gram-negative bacteria possessing a curved-rod (comma) shape several species of which can cause foodborne infection usually associated with eating undercooked seafood. Typically found in salt water Vibrio species are facultative anaerobes that test positive for oxidase and do not form spores.
There are over 80 species of Vibrio bacteria over 20 of which can cause vibriosis.3 The species which most frequently cause vibriosis in the US are Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vp) and Vibrio vulnificus (Vv see Figure 1).3 Though Vp is more common especially in Delaware and the surrounding region Vv is the most lethal of the Vibrios .5 9 In …
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More. When ingested Vibrio bacteria can cause watery diarrhea often accompanied by abdominal cramping nausea vomiting fever and chills. Usually these symptoms occur within 24 hours of ingestion and last about 3 days. Severe illness is rare and typically occurs in people with a weakened immune system. Vibrio bacteria can also cause a skin …
Vibrio bacteria live in warm coastal waters. Only certain Vibrio species cause illness (vibriosis) in humans. Vibrio infection sympto…

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