How do medications treat Vibrio vulnificus food poisoning?

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Antibiotics used in Vibrio vulnificus food poisoning treat the illness by killing the bacteria that were ingested with contaminated food. One such antibiotic (tetracycline) does this by preventing the bacteria from producing proteins that are necessary for its survival. In addition to antibiotics, people with Vibrio vulnificus food poisoning often receive IV fluids to prevent dehydration.

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