Is Vibrio vulnificus food poisoning serious?

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Vibrio vulnificus food poisoning is a serious disease. The disease is often fatal if left untreated for longer than a single day. The bacteria that cause the disease are able to spread from the digestive system to other parts of the body, where they cause severe damage. Vibrio vulnificus food poisoning may even lead to sores and infections on limbs of the body that can require amputation in an attempt to save the affected person's life.

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