How is Vibrio vulnificus food poisoning diagnosed?

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Suspected Vibrio vulnificus food poisoning is diagnosed through history-gathering and laboratory tests. As part of the history, the physician must know what food was eaten and when it was consumed. The laboratory will determine if Vibrio vulnificus will grow from samples of feces, blood, or a wound.

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