What causes Vibrio vulnificus food poisoning?

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Vibrio vulnificus food poisoning is caused by infection with the bacterium Vibrio vulnificus. This bacterium lives in warm seawater, and illness can occur when a person eats undercooked seafood, including raw oysters. People with poorly functioning immune systems or certain medical conditions, such as liver problems, are more likely to contract this disease.

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