Vibrio infection

Last Updated: 2019-08-26

Author(s): Anzengruber F., Navarini A.

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  • Vibrio cholerae:
  • Triggers of the cholera subject to reporting.


  • Vibrio vulnificus:
  • Especially, in warm Gulf of Mexico waters.

  • Transmission is e.g. by marine animals or cutaneous inoculation.

  • Erysipelas, necrotizing fasciitis, muscle necrosis and sepsis occur.


  • Aeromonas hydrophila:

  • Triggers gastroenterotides, erysipelas and subacute abscesses.

Erythematous maculae, partial blistering.

GI symptoms (vomiting, diarrhoea) 

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