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Illness attributable to the following (mostly nontoxigenic) species of the Vibrionaceae family is known as vibriosis: (1) Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Vibrio vulnificus, and other Vibrio species; (2) nontoxigenic Vibrio cholerae; (3) toxigenic Vibrio cholerae O75 and O141; and (4) members of the Vibrionaceae family that are not in the genus Vibrio (eg, Grimontia hollisae). Associated clinical syndromes include gastroenteritis, wound infection, and septicemia. Gastroenteritis is the most common syndrome and is characterized by acute onset of watery nonbloody stools and crampy abdominal pain. Approximately half of affected people will have low-grade fever, headache, and chills; approximately 30%...

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