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Vibrio Infections

Florida Health

Disease Control

Clinical description

An infection of variable severity characterized by diarrhea and vomiting, primary septicemia, or wound infections. Asymptomatic infections may occur, and the organism may cause extra intestinal infections.

Laboratory criteria for diagnosis

Isolation of a species of the family Vibrionaceae (other than toxigenic Vibrio cholerae O1 or O139, which are reported as cholera) from a clinical specimen.

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