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Is Vibrio vulnificus food poisoning serious?

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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Where do the bacteria in Vibrio vulnificus food poisoning live?
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The germ that causes Vibrio vulnificus food poisoning (Vibrio vulnificus) is a bacterium normally fo...
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What causes Vibrio vulnificus food poisoning?
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Vibrio vulnificus food poisoning is caused by infection with the bacterium Vibrio vulnificus. This b...
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What are the treatment options for Vibrio vulnificus food poisoning?
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It is important to quickly treat Vibrio vulnificus food poisoning with one or more appropriate antib...
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How does Vibrio vulnificus food poisoning affect the body?
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The symptoms related to Vibrio vulnificus food poisoning are due to a number of proteins produced by...
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