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Increase in Vibrio illnesses directly linked to warming climate

College Park - Rising ocean surface temperatures have been directly linked to the rise in infections from water-borne pathogens. Of particular concern is the increase in cases of food poisoning caused by vibrio species, known to cause infections in humans and animals.

Aw Shucks: BC health officials warning not to eat raw oysters

Vancouver - Vancouver Coastal Health officials are requiring local restaurants to cook oysters harvested in the province before serving them to consumers. The requirement does not apply to oysters harvested outside of British Columbia.

New clue about cholera infection

Houston - A new study has revealed how humans become infected with cholera. The infection is linked to RNA in the human body which triggers a rise in temperature. This rise in temperature signals to the contaminating bacterium to release a toxin.
 

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A plate of raw oysters.
A plate of raw oysters.
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One hundred and four Vibrio parahaemolyticus isolates with the same DNA “fingerprint” were repor...
One hundred and four Vibrio parahaemolyticus isolates with the same DNA “fingerprint” were reported to PulseNet from persons in 13 states who became ill from May 12, 2013 through August 19, 2013. Of the 104 Vibrio parahaemolyticus isolates, 76 have been serotyped and all 76 were found to be serotype O4:K12.
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