Vibrio Information

Vibrio is a family of bacteria that includes at least ten human pathogens. Some of these include:
 
The most famous type is Vibrio cholerae -- the bacterium that causes cholera. Vibrio cholerae has been the cause of seven worldwide pandemics and countless deaths over the last couple of centuries. Other forms are known to cause soft tissue infections, and in rare cases, sepsis.
 
All Vibrio species can survive with or without oxygen. They are most commonly found in tidal rivers and bays. Vibrio infections are seasonal, with a peak in the late summer and early fall, coinciding with warm water temperatures exceeding 68° F (20° C).
 
(For more information, including a more detailed list of the different types, click Vibrio.)
 

Vibrio Information

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