Monitoring is critical, given the projected increase in SST in the future and the potential severity of Vibrio infections
(Lindgren et al.
During winter 2014 and into the early spring 2015, we became aware of an unusual number of reported Vibrio infections
in northern Europe.
In 2013, the incidence of Vibrio infections
was the highest observed in FoodNet to date, though still much lower than that of Salmonella or Campylobacter.
In January 2007, all Vibrio infections
became nationally notifiable.
Since 1988, the CDC has maintained a voluntary surveillance system for culture-confirmed Vibrio infections
in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.
, which are often related to the consumption of raw shellfish like oysters, have increased to the highest level since FoodNet began conducting surveillance.
And recently, scientists found vibrio infections
in other animals, such as corals.
Five patients (28%) with wound-associated Vibrio infections
died, according to an investigation by state and local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
However, one-fourth of Vibrio infections
arise from subspecies that pass through the skin via scratches, cuts, or abrasions.
are diagnosed by culturing wound, blood, or stool specimens.
Conditions for which fluoroquinolones may be appropriate in children--other than the approved uses--include chronic otitis, chronic or acute Pseudomonas aeruginosa osteomyelitis, cystic fibrosis exacerbations, certain mycobacterium infections, and multidrug-resistant shigella, salmonella, or vibrio infections
In Louisiana, vibrio infections
including V vulnificus have been mandated as reportable since 1989.
The studies are concerned with heatwave deaths, emergence of Lyme disease in Canada, and emergence of vibrio infections
in northern Europe.
4) The Centers for Disease Control estimates that the average annual incidence of all Vibrio infections
increased by 41% between 1996 and 2005.
Clinical manifestation and prognostic factors of non-cholerae Vibrio infections