Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Hey there!
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!!

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