Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, August 12th, 1996
All three cases occurred after the individuals ate raw oysters from the Gulf of Mexico. Sixteen cases of V. vulnificus infection occurred in Los Angeles County between April 1993 and May 1996, the CDC report continued (MMWR 1996;45:621-624).
The agency received 302 reports of cases of V. vulnificus infection from the Gulf Coast states between 1988 and 1995. Almost half of these cases were associated with consumption of contaminated seafood, and most were...
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