reference : Vibrio bacteria in raw oysters: Managing risks to human health

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Abstract The human-pathogenic marine bacteria Vibrio vulnificus and V. parahaemolyticus are strongly correlated with water temperature, with concentrations increasing as waters warm seasonally. Both of these bacteria can be concentrated in filter-feeding shellfish, especially oysters. Because oysters are often consumed raw, this exposes people to large doses of potentially harmful bacteria. Various models are used to predict the abundance of these bacteria in oysters, which guide shellfish harvest policy meant to reduce human health risk. Vibrio abundance and behaviour varies from site to site, suggesting that location-specific studies are needed to establish targeted risk reduction strategies. Moreover, virulence potential, rather than simple abundance, should be also be included in future modeling efforts.
Author Froelich, Brett A.; Noble, Rachel T.
DOI 10.1098/rstb.2015.0209
Issue 1689
Journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Pages 20150209
Title Vibrio bacteria in raw oysters: Managing risks to human health
Volume 371
Year 2016
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