Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Call me V. parahaemolyticus, part of the Vibrio genus.
I'm a Gram negative, oxidase positive fermenter bacteria.
I live in salt water and you can get me by eating contaminated seafood.
I cause gastroenteritis with watery diarrhoea, cramps and fever.
Most of the time my infection is self-limiting.
I even appear in a comic!!