Is there a cure for Vibrio vulnificus food poisoning?

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Vibrio vulnificus food poisoning can be successfully treated with antibiotics, especially if the treatment is begun quickly after infection occurs. The disease can be fatal, so rapid treatment is essential for a successful cure. Additional measures that increase the chance of survival include fluid replacement, care of sores and infections that develop on extremities, and sometimes amputation of affected limbs. Successful treatment and cure occurs in approximately 65 percent of cases.

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